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Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program (BAMSCP) seeks 2016 participating students & firms

Posted By Paula Collis, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Both student participants and mentoring firms are sought for the 2016 session of the Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program (BAMSCP).BAMSCPis sponsored by the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), and the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA).

Since its founding in 1990, BAMSCP has helped law firms and other organizations recruit over 300 minority law students into their summer clerkship programs.

The purpose of BAMSCP is to introduce talented minority first-year law students who might not have been selected for a traditional summer program to the firm or corporate experience, while at the same time furthering the desire of many firms in today's marketplace to further diversity goals and provide opportunities to young lawyers.

First-year minority students from Boalt Hall, Hastings, Golden Gate, Santa Clara, Stanford, University of San Francisco, McGeorge, and UCDavis are invited to participate.

To find out how your organization can benefit from BAMSCP, contact Irene Cortez, BAMSCP Coordinator of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, at (408) 975-2114 or email at Complete program information and applications can be found at

The application deadline is January 5, 2016 at 3pm


Students should provide their legal research and writing instructor with the blank evaluation form (download here). Please allow ample time for instructor to complete and return to the BAMSCP Administrator, Irene Cortez.  *Form should be submitted directly to the SCCBA and not returned to the student. 

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