Minority Corporate Counsel Association - 2017 MCCA Fellowship

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:53 PM | Anonymous

2017 MCCA Fellowship 

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce. 

This fellowship, beginning at the end of January 2017, is a 12 month work experience, with the opportunity to extend for an additional year, where the selected fellow will work on research and legal education programs and special initiatives that will directly contribute to the work of this country’s leading diversity and inclusion organization in the legal profession. 

We are seeking applicants with an aptitude and interest in both research and programming, as demonstrated by their academic and professional experiences. Responsibilities will include research and research-related tasks on various projects and initiatives in the areas of diversity and inclusion in law firms, corporate legal departments, the judiciary and others areas of the profession as identified. The fellow will assist in developing, writing and editing research reports for publication on a wide variety of platforms. The successful fellow must have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to summarize large amounts of information accurately, concisely and clearly. Duties will also include tasks related to the development of education programs and initiatives in the areas of continuing legal education, professional development programs, and diversity/inclusion training. The fellow must be able to work collaboratively with other team members and organizational partners and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and do what is necessary to complete a project and/or execute a successful program. 

The fellowship is a full-time salaried position, with benefits and may require some travel. The fellowship is based in Washington D.C. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Recent or pending completion of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent post-graduate degree in the social sciences. 
  • Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision and be accountable for the accuracy of data and efficacy of programs. 
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Word). Proficiency in web-based programs such as Survey Monkey is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of various citation methods (specifically Bluebook). Knowledge of AP and Chicago Manual of Style are a plus. 

To Apply: 

1. Cover letter highlighting education experience, skills and salary requirements/requirements, along with an explanation of how this fellowship will contribute to your professional goals; and 

2. A resume along with law school/graduate school transcripts and contact information for three academic and/or professional references; and 

3. At least two writing samples, one short and one long sample. The short writing sample should be 1-5 pages, while the long writing sample 10-15 pages. 

4. The potential start date for the end of January 2017. 

5. The application should be addressed to MCCA Research and sent to research@mcca.com with 2017 MCCA Fellowship in the subject line. Applications that do not contain the above-listed will not be considered. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the fellow is selected. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls. 

6. MCCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. 

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