Welcome to Our Office of Career and Professional Development

Open Doors to Your Future

As one of the most integrated law schools, with a longtime, open-door policy to women and minorities, we are deeply committed to maximizing career opportunities for our diversity students.

We participate in various diversity recruitment programs and job fairs throughout the country, such as the Diversity Summer Fellowship Program of the New York City Bar Association, which places first-year diversity students with major law firms, as well the AFL-CIO Minority Outreach program, the Minority Judicial Internship Program sponsored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association; the Lavender Law Conference; in addition to a number of diversity programs sponsored by major law firms.

Many legal organizations and legal employers have broad diversity initiatives and sponsor diversity events for law students.  There are also several diversity scholarships, fellowships and job fairs.  The OCPD disseminates information about such opportunities to students. Additionally, the OCPD assists specialty bar associations in their outreach to diverse student groups. Fei Zhong, an Associate Director, serves as the OCPD’s Diversity Liaison. Examples of recent diversity opportunities available to Brooklyn Law School students include:

  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
    Association of Black Women Attorneys
    Dominican Bar Association
    Hispanic National Bar Association
    LatinoJustice PRLDEF
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association Foundation of Greater New York
    Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association
    National Bar Association
    National Black Prosecutors Association
    National LGBT Bar Association
    PALS (Practicing Attorneys for Law Students)
    Puerto Rican Bar Association
    South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP Diversity Fellowship
    Fried Frank Fellowship Program (with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
    Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship Program
    LeGal’s Tryon Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights
    Metropolitan Black Bar Association Scholarship
    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Diversity Scholars Program
    New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program
    New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Fellowship
    Porzio, Bromberg & Newman Diversity Scholarship
    Procter & Gamble Company/Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship
    Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship
    Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
    Thomson Hine Diversity Scholarship
    Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington Hong Duc Clerkship
    Vinson and Elkins Diversity Fellowships
  • Boston Lawyers Group
    Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, Missouri)
    Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Symposium and Job Fair
    IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
    Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
    LeGaL LGBT Career Fair for First Year Law Students
    Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
    National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair
    National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference (aka Lavender Law Conference)
    Northeast BLSA Job Fair
    Northwest Minority Job Fair
    Procter & Gamble's Virtual Online Diversity Career Fair
    Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
    The Tri-State (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky) Diversity Recruitment Program
    Vault MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
    Boston Lawyers Group
    Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms
    Clifford Chance
    Fried Frank
    Goodwin Procter LLP
    Legal Services of New York City
    MetLife
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association
    New York City Law Department
    New York State Bar Association
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Suffolk County Bar Association
    WilmerHale
  • American Bar Association Section of Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program
    American Bar Association Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program 
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association Foundation of Greater New York Dr. M.L. "Hank" Henry, Jr., Fund for Judicial Internships
    New York County Lawyers' Association Minority Judicial Internship Program
    New York Joint Minority Bar Association Summer Judicial Internship Program
    New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship with a Justice of the Commercial Division
  • AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity Legal Internship Program
    Federal Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)
    Latino Justice PRLDEF Corporate Legal Internship Program
    Morgan Stanley Summer Diversity Program Opportunity for First Year Law Students
    Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for First Year Law Students
    UBS Diversity Legal Summer Program
Alumni career event

View videos of OCPD programs.

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Office of Career and Professional Development
One Boerum Place, 2nd Floor
Telephone: (718) 780-7963
Fax: (718) 780-0374
Email: career@brooklaw.edu

Mailing Address:
Brooklyn Law School
Office of Career and Professional Development
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Counseling by appointments