The Delaware Diversity Job Fair Committee (DDJF) of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA)
is excited to announce its 2022 1L Fellowship. The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware
law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in promoting diversity, equity,
and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested law students to explore summer and fulltime
opportunities to work in Delaware.
The employers of the DDJF are dedicated to expanding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
within the First State. We strive to make the remarkable professional opportunities afforded by the
practice of law in Delaware accessible to all interested candidates. Our signature job fair has facilitated
the recruiting of diverse talent into traditional 2L summer associate programs and post-graduate
positions for 30 years. We recognize the imperative to keep expanding the pipeline and are happy to
extend our recruiting efforts to first-year law students through the DDJF 1L Fellowship for positions
in Delaware for summer 2022. In addition to positions with law firms, in-house positions may also be
available in the legal departments of various types of organizations. The Program is not just a vehicle
for finding summer employment but an opportunity to join and help build a more diverse and inclusive
All first-year students at ABA-accredited law schools with a commitment to practicing or living in
Delaware and a demonstrated connection to diversity in the profession are encouraged to apply. Part-time,
evening, and joint-degree students are eligible to participate in the Program if they: (i) will have
completed the equivalent of at least one year of law school, but less than two years, by May 2022, and
will graduate in 2024; and (ii) have no time obligations that may interfere with a full-time commitment
to the summer employer.
The 1L Diversity Fellowship Committee will evaluate candidates on their: academic record;
leadership; oral and written communication, research, analytical and organizational skills; sensitivity
to professional and ethical concerns; maturity, judgment, and integrity; commitment to the practice of
law; commitment to hard work; demonstrated interest in the type of work practiced by the employers
in the Program; ability to instill confidence in others; ability to diagnose and plan solutions to problems;
initiative; professionalism; relevant work experience; and extracurricular activities and interests, along
with other indicia of their potential for success.
The application includes: (i) completed application form; (ii) current resume; (iii) unofficial
transcripts from law school, college, and post-graduate programs (if any); (iv) law school writing
sample; (v) list of activities and honors, noting leadership positions (optional); (vi) brief personal
statement; and (vii) other information the Committee requests or is relevant. Submit your application
no later than January 12, 2022 by 11:59 PM, online at
https://law-dmpdcsm.symplicity.com/students. Questions regarding the 1L Fellowship Program may be directed to the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.