»Employment Opportunities/Scholarships: Commitment to Diversity

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available!  Application deadline is June 21, 2013.   

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2013. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2014 in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or 205.328.0480.    

Mark Your Calendars Now! 

The Indianapolis Bar Association is thrilled to announce our 6th annual Diversity Job Fair offering great employment potential.



  • 20% of interviewing students received and accepted a job offer.
  • 27 firm, government, court and corporate legal employers interviewed students from law schools around the country.
  • Barnes & Thornburg presented a $2500 scholarship to an interviewing student during the keynote luncheon.


The Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town livability. We cordially invite students who will be, in Fall 2013, full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2015) or part-time 2L and 3L law students (graduating 2015/2016) to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.


Student Registration Information

Student registration open!!

Students will register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site.  After the student submits his/her registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable him/her to use the system throughout the next few months. The student registration deadline is July 7, 2013.



Please see our website, www.ibadiversityjobfair.com to link through to the employer websites and view our event sponsors. 


Interview Process

Each full day employer schedule contains 14 candidate interviews.  Twelve interviews are with students selected by the employer from among interested students, while the remaining two interviews are assigned based on student interest alone.  Students will participate in a maximum of 7 interviews throughout the day, based upon employer and student interest and availability. All interviews will take place at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites in individual private suites.


Hotel Registration

The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair interviews will be held at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites, 120 West Market Street, Indianapolis, IN on August 7-8, 2013. Overnight room rates for students are $129. Students will be responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. Contact the hotel directly at 317-972-0600 to reserve a room. Make sure you reference the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair to receive our group rate. If you need special accommodations, please contact Caren Chopp (cchopp@indybar.org or 317-269-2000). The hotel’s reservation deadline to receive the special rate is July 16, 2013.


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

5:30-7 p.m. Student Registration, Skyline Club, One America Square

5:30-7 p.m. Welcome Reception, Skyline Club, One America Square

Thursday, August 8, 2013

8 a.m. Registration Re-opens, Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

9:00.-11:40 a.m. Interviews held in private suites, Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

12:00-1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon, Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

1:20-4:00 p.m. Interviews held in private suites, Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites


About Indianapolis

Indianapolis has so much to offer law student candidates.  Our collegial yet sophisticated legal community provides a great platform to network, develop practice area expertise, and become involved in a number of exciting programs and causes.  Our city provides cosmopolitan urban attractions, along with the affordability and hospitality that are hallmarks of the Midwest. Check out these web sites!


Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association: www.indy.org/

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce: www.indychamber.com/

Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS: www.mibor.com/

Indianapolis Bar Association: www.indybar.org

Indiana State Bar Association: www.inbar.org

The official Web site of Indianapolis and Marion County: www.indygov.org


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