The 2020 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 2022 Diversity Clerkship Program
Late October, 2021 - Marquette Law School Information Session.
Late October, 2021 - UW-Madison Law School Information Session.
Jan. 14, 2022 - Law Student Application and Employer Commitment deadline.
Jan. 20, 2022 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with U.W. students – 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 21, 2022 - Volunteer lawyer interviews with Marquette students – Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2022 - Deadline for student to commit to program.
Feb. 17, 2022 - Virtual employer interviews for Milwaukee-based employers.
Feb. 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.
Watch the 2021 virtual reception!
Employers Participating in the 2022 Diversity Clerkship Program!
- Alliant Energy
- Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.
- Cade Law Group LLC
- Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.
- Dane County Corporation Counsel
- GE Healthcare
- Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
- Hawks Quindel
- Johnson Teigan, LLC
- Kohler Co.
- Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
- Madison City Attorney's Office
- Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
- Milwaukee City Attorney's Office
- Molson Coors Beverage Company
- The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
- Ogden Glazer & Schaefer
- Ohiku Law Office
- Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.
- Racine City Attorney's Office
- Regal Rexnord Corporation
- Stafford and Rosenbaum LLP
- Wisconsin Department of Corrections
- Wisconsin Department of Justice
- Zendesk, Inc.
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.
The deadline for student and employer applications was January 14, 2022. Therefore applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022 program.
For more information about the program, please contact Jacque Evans, State Bar of Wisconsin Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, at (608) 250-6083 or
Student Application Information