NCBA+NCBF Open Door Fellowship Application (Summer 2024)
Opens Dec 1 2023 08:00 AM (EST)
Deadline Mar 6 2024 01:00 PM (EST)
Description

Opening Professional Doors | The Power of Association


For law students, personal contacts in the legal community and the relationships and experiences they lead to – summer jobs, shadowing experiences and networking opportunities – can be of meaningful help as they seek to join and navigate an increasingly complex profession.  


The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) knows that not all law students have these kinds of contacts, and it wants to change that. As the largest voluntary legal organization in the state, the NCBA is uniquely positioned to open doors for law students for whom these types of impactful introductions and experiences otherwise might not be possible. All members of the NCBA seek to avail themselves of this “power of association” to some degree. Now, with the financial backing of the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF), we proudly announce the NCBF Open Door Fellowship, a unique opportunity for a select group of 1Ls attending North Carolina law schools.


Eligibility

The Open Door Fellowship seeks applicants from historically excluded or under-resourced backgrounds, first-generation college students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in practicing law in North Carolina and are enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited North Carolina law school. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to the NCBF’s mission and values and to promoting diversity and inclusion through their activities, experiences, and leadership.


Submitting an application requires access to the NCBF online Fellowship Application portal. Returning applicants can sign in using their email and password. New applicants must create an account by clicking “sign up”.


Fellowship Highlights 

  • Participation in a paid 10-week summer program with an employer host in the Triad region of North Carolina (Greensboro/Winston-Salem) that is arranged by the NCBA+NCBF.
  • Participation in a weekly professional development programming series coordinated by the NCBA+NCBF, including opportunities hosted by the NCBA Minorities in the Profession, Women in the Profession, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Profession Committees and the Young Lawyers Division.
  • Be a guest of the NCBA at its Annual Meeting in June 2024 and be recognized as an NCBF Open Door Fellow.

Criteria

  • 1L law student attending a North Carolina law school
  • Commitment to the NCBF mission and values
  • Personal achievements evidencing leadership ability 

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

If you are unable to access this form owing to a mental or physical impairment and you require assistance, please contact foundation@ncbar.org


NCBA+NCBF Open Door Fellowship Application (Summer 2024)


Opening Professional Doors | The Power of Association


For law students, personal contacts in the legal community and the relationships and experiences they lead to – summer jobs, shadowing experiences and networking opportunities – can be of meaningful help as they seek to join and navigate an increasingly complex profession.  


The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) knows that not all law students have these kinds of contacts, and it wants to change that. As the largest voluntary legal organization in the state, the NCBA is uniquely positioned to open doors for law students for whom these types of impactful introductions and experiences otherwise might not be possible. All members of the NCBA seek to avail themselves of this “power of association” to some degree. Now, with the financial backing of the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF), we proudly announce the NCBF Open Door Fellowship, a unique opportunity for a select group of 1Ls attending North Carolina law schools.


Eligibility

The Open Door Fellowship seeks applicants from historically excluded or under-resourced backgrounds, first-generation college students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in practicing law in North Carolina and are enrolled full-time at an ABA-accredited North Carolina law school. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to the NCBF’s mission and values and to promoting diversity and inclusion through their activities, experiences, and leadership.


Submitting an application requires access to the NCBF online Fellowship Application portal. Returning applicants can sign in using their email and password. New applicants must create an account by clicking “sign up”.


Fellowship Highlights 

  • Participation in a paid 10-week summer program with an employer host in the Triad region of North Carolina (Greensboro/Winston-Salem) that is arranged by the NCBA+NCBF.
  • Participation in a weekly professional development programming series coordinated by the NCBA+NCBF, including opportunities hosted by the NCBA Minorities in the Profession, Women in the Profession, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Profession Committees and the Young Lawyers Division.
  • Be a guest of the NCBA at its Annual Meeting in June 2024 and be recognized as an NCBF Open Door Fellow.

Criteria

  • 1L law student attending a North Carolina law school
  • Commitment to the NCBF mission and values
  • Personal achievements evidencing leadership ability 

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

If you are unable to access this form owing to a mental or physical impairment and you require assistance, please contact foundation@ncbar.org


Opens
Dec 1 2023 08:00 AM (EST)
Deadline
Mar 6 2024 01:00 PM (EST)