At Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, we recognize that a commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal. Through our Diversity Scholarship we have committed to the funding of scholarships each year to promote the education of well-qualified law students who reflect the diversity of the legal marketplace and who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will award two scholarships to two deserving students. A scholarship (up to $10,000) will be awarded to a student in his or her second year of law school, and a scholarship (up to $5,000) will be awarded to a student in his or her first year of law school. These scholarships will be available to law students attending ABA accredited law schools in the United States. The scholarships will be paid directly to the students or to their law schools.
In connection with receiving the scholarship, recipients will be required to clerk in one of BABC’s seven offices for at least six weeks of the summer after the scholarship is awarded. BABC will do its best to honor the scholarship recipient’s first choice for office placement but maintains the right to make the final decision.
The deadline for applying for the scholarships is September 15, 2014 for second-year law students. We will begin accepting applications for first-year law students in December.
Student interested in applying for the scholarship should submit:
- an online summer associate application
- a supplemental personal statement (limit to 750 words in PDF format) discussing the importance of diversity in the legal profession and the way(s) in which the applicant’s receipt of the scholarship would further BABC’s desire to improve diversity in the legal profession. The personal statement may also be used to apprise BABC of any personal, work or other circumstances that the applicant believes BABC should consider. Please submit the personal statement via the online application in the section titled “Attachments”.
In addition to academic qualifications, BABC may consider other factors including, but not limited to, involvement in community activities, financial need, and significant work and personal achievements.
NOTE : BABC does not accept email applications. You must complete the online summer associate application and include the supplemental PDF personal statement in order to be considered for the diversity scholarship. Please do not email applications.
Summer Diversity Internship Program
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will also provide paid internships to enhance the education of well-qualified college students who are aspiring attorneys from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. BABC will select college students to participate in the Diversity Internship Program, a four- to six-week program during the summer of 2015.
We will begin accepting applications for the internship program on December 1, 2014. To apply, please submit an application
Amy Hood, Recruiting Manager
One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203-2119