The Law Student Outreach Subcommittee was formed and charged with a leadership role in forming and marketing collaboration among law schools, the State Bar, and employers to encourage and support diversity and inclusion. The Subcommittee is currently working on revitalizing the Diversity Clerkship Program and considering new initiatives such as mentoring programs, pipeline programs, and shadowing programs.
The subcommittee is charged with overseeing the Diversity Clerkship Program. The State Bar's first-year law student Diversity Clerkship Program is a limited-term, summer employment opportunity that affords first-year law students of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to build legal practice skills and knowledge. It is an employer-student assignment program. Students are assigned to private law firms, corporate legal departments and governmental agencies. Student clerks gain valuable legal experience; employers obtain valuable legal support. The program offers employers and students a unique opportunity to share experiences and to promote diversity in the legal profession.