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
- 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
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