The 2022 Diversity Clerkship Program participants.
The State Bar’s Diversity Clerkship Program is a 10 week 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 2023 Diversity Clerkship Program
October 25, 2022 - Marquette Law School Information Session.
October 26, 2022 - UW-Madison Law School Information Session.
January 12, 2023 - Law Student Application and Employer Commitment deadline.
January 18, 2023 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with U.W. students – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
January 19, 2023 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with Marquette students – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
February 9, 2023 - Deadline for students to commit to program.
Week of February 20, 2023 - Employer interviews for Milwaukee-based employers.
Week of February 20, 2023 - Employer interviews for Madison-based employers.
March 9, 2023 - Assignments sent to students and employers.
July 20, 2023 - Diversity Clerkship Program Reception.
Watch the 2021 virtual reception!
Employers Who Are Participating in the 2023 Diversity Clerkship Program!
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
Alliant Enery Corporation
Church Mutual Insurance Company
CUNA Mutual Group
Dane County Corporate Counsel
Froedtert Health Inc.
Gingras Thomsen & Wachs
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC
Madison City Attorney's Office
The Manitowoc Company
Milwaukee City Attorney's Office
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company
Office of Lawyer Regulation
Ohiku Law Office
Quartz Health Solutions
Racine City Attorney's Office
Regal Rexnord Corporation
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Learn More About Past Diversity Clerkship Programs
Summer of Opportunity: Employers and First-year Law Students Find Success in Diversity Clerkship Program,
InsideTrack, Aug. 18, 2021.
Mentoring Amid Pandemic: Diversity Clerkship Employers Forge Opportunities at a Distance,
InsideTrack, Sept. 2, 2020.
Nineteen Students Complete State Bar’s Diversity Clerkship Program, Madison365.com, July 29, 2019.
Diversity Clerkship Program Leads to Lifelong Friendships, InsideTrack, Aug. 1, 2018.
For more information about the program, please contact Jacque Evans, State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, at (608) 250-6083 or
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 Diversity Clerkship Program.
Student Application Information