Information for Employers

The ACBA’s Summer Clerkship brings up and coming diverse legal talent to you.

The ACBA partners with The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University, West Virginia University School of Law and Penn State University School of Law to connect participating employers with the widest range of diverse first years in the area through one ACBA coordinated application and interview process. Candidates hired through the program are not just exceptional law students, but represent our goals for a more inclusive profession, one more representative of the society in which we live. Participating students form a cohort for the summer, engaging in supplemental enrichment activities that will both enhance their careers long term and add to their skills and professionalism in your organization throughout the summer.

Join your peers already participating in the ACBA’s Summer Clerkship Program and demonstrate your commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and in the Pittsburgh area.

Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan speaks to participants of the Summer Clerkship Program during SCP Lunch with Judges.

What employers are saying:

“The best part of the program is the opportunity to provide a meaningful experience for someone new to the law and shape their view of how they can have a successful and meaningful career practicing in Pittsburgh.”

“The program is very well-structured in the beginning to help the potential candidates get placed. The law students have always been eager to learn and work hard.”

“It’s important to improve the diversity of the legal profession. The program gives under-represented groups opportunities that they might not otherwise have.”

“It is an excellent program and the clerks we have had here have been more successful than the clerks we have hired outside of the program.”

“Pittsburgh still needs to be more diverse in the legal industry. We need more involvement in these types of programs to accomplish that.”