1Ls: Apply for the 1L Summer Associate Program by Wednesday, February 6

Apply now for the 1L Summer Associate Program (“SAP”) organized by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee. SAP is “designed to provide corporate legal departments and major law firms in North Carolina with an inside track on recruiting some of North Carolina’s brightest and most talented law students of color.” Employers participating in recent years have included Womble Carlyle, Smith Anderson, Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Fresh Market. Applicants are required to submit a resume, a writing sample that consists of a memorandum of law, a statement as to how the student can further diversity of the North Carolina State Bar, and a transcript of first-semester grades. Please submit your application materials to Emily Sharples at sharples@law.duke.edu by Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Applications shall be reviewed upon criteria such as academic credentials, undergraduate work, and extracurricular activities. Candidates will be c
hosen by the CPDC, and nominated students must be submitted to continue in the interview process to the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee by February 10, 2013. On February 15, 2013, hiring representatives from the participating SAP employers will conduct secondary interviews of nominated students at the office of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, NC. Based on these interviews, students selected to participate in the 2013 SAP will be notified by February 22, 2013.

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