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Diversity Clerkship Program

DCP Virtual Celebration participants

The 2020 Diversity Clerkship Program Celebration participants

The State Bar’s Diversity Clerkship Program is a 10-weeks, paid summer employment opportunity where first-year Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School students with diverse backgrounds are matched with a wide array of employers from private law firms, corporate legal departments and governmental agencies. Student clerks gain practical legal experience, and participating employers obtain valuable legal support.


First-year Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School students with diverse backgrounds who are in good standing may apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to diversity and a record of academic achievement.

Important Dates for the 2022 Diversity Clerkship Program 

Late October, 2021 - Marquette Law School Information Session

Late October, 2021 - UW-Madison Law School Information Session

January 13, 2022 - Law Student Application deadline

January 20, 2022 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with UW students – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.​

January 21, 2022 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with Marquette students – 12:00 to 3:30 p.m.

​February 8, 2022 - Deadline for student to commit to program

February 17, 2022 - Virtual employer interviews for Milwaukee based employers

February 22, 2022 - Virtual employer interviews for Madison based employers

March 4, 2022 - Assignments sent to students and employers

July 21, 2022 - Diversity Clerkship Program Reception- Click here to watch the 2021 Virtual Reception!​​

Employers for the 2021 Diversity Clerkship Program

  • Alliant Energy
  • Bell Moore & Richter SC
  • Boardman & Clark
  • CapSpecialty
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Dewitt, LLP
  • Fiserv Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs - Madison and Milwaukee offices
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC
  • Hawks Quindel
  • Kowalski Family Law
  • The Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Madison City Attorney's Office
  • Milwaukee City Attorney's Office
  • Molson Coors
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Rathje Woodward
  • Regal Beloit Corporation
  • Stafford and Rosenbaum
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Wisconsin Department Safety and Professional Services - Division of Legal Services
  • Zendesk

Learn More About Past Diversity Clerkship Programs

2019 Diversity Clerkship Program:

2018 Diversity Clerkship Program: 
Diversity Clerkship Program Leads to Lifelong Friendships


For more information about the program, please contact Jacque Evans, State Bar of Wisconsin, 608-250-6083


Student Application Information

Employer Information​​

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