1L / 2L Diverse Law Student
Summer Internship Program

This program offers first and second-year students a unique opportunity for summer employment in outstanding law firms and/or corporate law departments following their first year of law school.


This program is designed to afford law students who self-identify with those groups historically discriminated against on the basis of disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression or who otherwise come from a disadvantaged background the opportunity for summer employment.  The goal of the 1L/2L Diverse Law Student Summer Internship Program is to achieve greater diversity in the Chester County legal community. 


Application through this program will not preclude a student from otherwise seeking or accepting a job at any participating firm or organization or preclude the firm or organization hiring the student outside of our program.


Candidates must demonstrate the ability, based on academic achievement, writing ability and other accomplishments, to succeed in our program.  We hope this program will enable students who participate the opportunity to experience the law firm or corporate law environment in Chester County and, hopefully assist them in their future legal careers as well.


Click here to apply


2L Students:  NOVEMBER 15, 2020 - Application Window Closed
1L Students:  FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Please call or email with any questions you may have. 


Tyler Szabo, Education & Community Outreach Administrator
Chester County Bar Association
Chester County Bar Foundation

P: 610.692.1889



Participating firms include:


Buckley, Brion, McGuire & Morris, LLP

Connor Weber & Oberlies

Fox Rothschild, LLP

Gawthrop Greenwood PC

Legal Aid of SE Pennsylvania

Lamb McErlane PC

MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

Rubin Fortunato

Siana Bellwoar

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees PC