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BAMSCP INFORMATION

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STUDENT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

STUDENT APPLICATION

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The application deadline is December 8, 2017 at 3pm.  

Please familiarize yourself with each component of the application and give yourself ample time to complete each section. It is each student's responsibility to ensure that the deadline is met and that they submit the evaluation form to their instructors with time for them to complete it. A completed application includes: The online application (or cover sheet if submitting hard copy), resume, personal statement, and legal writing evaluations. 

 

Personal information

The application will ask for your current contact information as well as optional demographic information.  

 

resume

During online application, please upload pdf or doc of current resume. If submitting a physical application, the resume should follow the printed Personal Information cover sheet. 

 

references

You will be asked to provide contact and relationship information on three people from your previous employment, community involvement, or personal contact who can attest to your abilities, moral character, work ethic, and motivation.   

 

Personal Statement

To assist the Selection Committee in learning about you, your goals and your future plans, the Committee will be considering your writing ability and how you organize your thoughts. Please do not exceed 750 words. It may be helpful to to compose the essay in an application such as Word or Pages, then paste into the field provided. 
Please incorporate responses to the following questions in your statement. You may organize your responses and thoughts in any order that best communicates your message. 

  • Why have you chosen law as a career?
  • Why do you wish to participate in this program?
  • How have you demonstrated a commitment to your minority community (either as an undergraduate, in law school, or in community activities)?
  • What aspects of your personal background would be useful for the Committee to know in considering your application?
  • What are your long and short goals?
 
Evaluation form

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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selection

Selection will be based on indicia of intellect, effective verbal and written communication skills, leadership, integrity, resourcefulness, and other characteristics, which indicate potential for success within the legal community. Each school is responsible for verifying student's academic standing. Life experience, potential, contact with community, and achievement will receive strong consideration. 

The applications are initially reviewed by the committee to determine which students the Selection Committee will interview. Following those initial interviews, the Selection Committee then meets to determine which students will be recommended for interviews with participating employers. Employers interview three students (assigned randomly by the Program Administrator) and are asked to give their feedback to the Selection Committee, which meets again to make the final selections and match students with employers. Students are notified of selection and given one week to respond, after which employers are notified of the student assigned to their firm. Click to read more about the program timeline and important dates.

 

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