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A National Bar Association Affiliate


In-House Counsel
Diversity Clerkship

lineupThe In-House Counsel Diversity Clerkship is an opportunity for Pipeline Students to clerk in the legal departments of Arizona corporations after their second year of law school. The purpose of the program is to acquaint 2nd Year Pipeline Students with the rigors of a corporate law department and to educate them about the role of outside counsel in servicing the legal needs of a corporation. Through this clerkship, Pipeline Students will receive hands-on training in legal department management and business/legal affairs – equipping them to better service corporate institutional clients upon graduation from law school.

The Arizona Chapter of the ACC has partnered with the NBA Committee to ensure the availability of clerkship opportunities with its corporate members in various business industries and sectors. In conjunction with the clerkship, Pipeline Students will be required to participate in a weekly continuing legal education course on law practice management and in-house legal affairs coordinated with the sponsoring corporate members of the ACC. To defray the cost of tuition, each student will receive a scholarship through the NBA Pipeline Development Scholarship Fund.
Proposed Scholarship Award to each Pipeline Student: $6,500