The Diversity Scholar Program is a coaching, mentorship, and recruiting program designed to help law students understand their career goals and secure employment while simultaneously preparing them with the skills required to flourish in their legal positions.
The first-year law students who are accepted into the Program attend conferences and webinars to learn both substantive and soft skills, and competencies required of them during their summer internships and as attorneys in their early years of practice. As part of the Program, Scholars will also be provided with a career coach who will help them devise an individualized job search and networking strategy, and provide guidance and support before and during on-campus interviews (OCI). The Scholars will also be provided with introductions and other recruiting opportunities with our law firm partners.
- Free tuition to attend a PracticePro Career Conference and Diversity Reception (Spring 2018)
- Career and OCI coaching (Summer and Fall 2018)
- Admission to Interviewing and Resume Workshops (Summer 2018)
- Introductions and other recruiting opportunities with our firm partners (Spring & Summer 2018)
- Recommendation for employment and scholarships to our firm partners (Summer 2018)
- Mentorship from PracticePro coaches and Diversity Program Advisors (throughout law school)
- Admission to attend any Fall New Attorney Basics Conference (any time before February 2021)
- Mentorship match to in-house corporate counsel to learn client collaboration and business development (post-bar admission)
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PracticePro Diversity Scholar, Class of 2019
Michelle Sosa-Acosta is a second-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She is a member of Queer Caucus, First Generation Professionals, La Raza Law Students Association, and La Raza Law Journal. She is fluent in Spanish and the first in her family to pursue both a college and graduate degree. Michelle completed her B.A. at the University of Redlands, where she graduated magna cum laude as a double major in Public Policy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She was selected into the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program and spent her first summer working with the civil appellate litigation firm Horvitz & Levy. In her path to becoming a vigorous litigator, Michelle seeks to help bridge the gap between the Latina/o community and the legal profession. She will be a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster in 2018.
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