1L Diverse Law Student
Summer Program

The Chester County Bar Association is pleased to announce our 2017 1L Diverse Law Student Summer Program! 

This program offers first-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 first-year law students who self-identifies with those groups historically discriminated against on the basis of disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression or who otherwise comes from a disadvantaged background the opportunity for summer employment.  The goal of the 1L Summer 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.


See link below for application  and additional details.  The deadline for applying for consideration is March 15, 2017. 
We encourage you to forward this information to individuals who may be interested in applying.


Click here to apply

Please call or email with any questions you may have. 


Wendy C. Leeper, Executive Director
Chester County Bar Association
Chester County Bar Foundation

P: 610.692.1889

C: 610.764.5578