Chattanooga Legal Diversity Consortium (CLDC) Minority Clerkship Program

The Chattanooga Legal Diversity Consortium (CLDC), a consortium of law firms, companies, and government agencies in the city of Chattanooga, TN, is working to improve diversity in the Chattanooga legal community. The CLDC is excited to announce the 4th annual CLDC Minority Clerkship Program (MCP) for Summer 2021. This is a competitive summer program for rising second-year law students intended to help advance the CLDC’s goal of increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the Chattanooga legal community. The MCP will allow participating students to experience working in the Chattanooga legal community for up to twelve (12) weeks total – six (6) weeks with a local law firm and six (6) weeks with a local government agency or in-house legal department. The MCP will also allow participating students to engage in various professional and social activities during the summer to illustrate the great aspects of living and working in Chattanooga.

For the summer of 2021 the law firms participating in the MCP may include Baker Donelson, Chambliss, Husch Blackwell, and Miller & Martin. The in-house legal departments and government agencies participating in the MCP for the summer of 2021 may include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, UNUM, Electric Power Board, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Interested students should submit a cover letter (containing information about their interests in Chattanooga, the program, practice areas, and industries), resume, and transcript (if available) to Debbie Stone at by Friday, January 22, 2021.

January 22, 2021
Chattanooga, TN