2024 Diverse Law Student Speed Networking Event
The Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition (PLDIC) remains steadfast in our commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse talent in the Pittsburgh legal community. This commitment extends to ensuring that diverse law students feel supported and welcomed into our profession and our region. We have already established a robust mentoring program for law students, dedicated liaisons from our Young Professional Advisory Board to area law schools, included law school leadership on our Board and in our various working groups, and brought innovative programming to the local law schools.
Now, we are excited to announce a new program designed to provide diverse 1L law students with an opportunity to meet with our members who have available 2024 summer law clerk or internship positions for first year law students in a speed networking style event.
Who: Diverse 1L law students and PLDIC member organizations
What: An organized speed networking event between law students and PLDIC member organizations, followed by a more general networking reception. Member organizations, please note: if you are unable to hire a 1L this summer but are still interested in meeting the law students, you are welcome to attend the more general networking reception beginning at 6 p.m.
Where: Emerald City Pittsburgh, 213 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
When: February 8, 5-7 p.m.
If you are a diverse 1L law student who is interested in working in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2024, please register by February 1. and upload your resume with your registration. We will provide your resume to registered PLDIC member organizations in advance of the event. Please note: While we cannot guarantee an employment match, we are asking only PLDIC member organizations who are actively hiring for summer internships to participate in the speed networking portion of the event. Our goal is to have every registered member organization meet with at least five students.
PLDIC Member Organizations
If you are a PLDIC Member and you can hire a 1L student for a 2024 summer law clerk or internship position and would like to diversify the pool of talent you are considering, please register by February 1 and plan to arrive by 5 p.m. The PLDIC will provide you with resumes from all the registered law students in advance of the event. If you are unable to hire a 1L this summer but are still interested in meeting the law students, you are welcome to attend the more general networking reception beginning at 6 p.m.