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A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process by Paul Rivera
August 10, 2008, 3:34 am
Filed under: Career Opportunities

For People of Color, Inc. proudly announces the release of its newest publication, entitled: “A Guide to the Judicial Clerkship Application Process For People of Color.”  The guide is authored by Ms. Norma Nava, Vice President & Board Member of For People of Color, Inc.

Clerkships offer a unique and invaluable opportunity to learn about the judicial system.  They also provide an unparalleled training opportunity.  It is an unfortunate fact, however, that relatively few students of color pursue judicial clerkships because they erroneously assume that grades alone will prevent them from securing a valuable position.  The purpose of this guide is to provide students of color with a useful and practical tool that will assist them in obtaining a judicial clerkship.

Norma Nava is currently a fellow with the ACLU’s Drug Law Reform Project in Santa Cruz, California.  She previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger, U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California.  She earned her juris doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law where she was the Co-Chair of La Raza Law Students’ Association, Managing Editor of the Chicano/Latino Law Review, and served as the Chair of the inaugural board of the National Latina/o Law Students’ Association.  Furthermore, Norma is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California.  She is the first person in her family to attain a college degree and juris doctor.  Norma received her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

For People of Color, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people of color who want to enter the legal profession.  For People of Color, Inc. has vast knowledge and expertise in assisting diverse law school applications gain admission to the law school of their choice. Also, the organization is keenly focused on providing mentorship and professional development opportunities to current diverse law students, and law school graduates.

Click Here to Download the Guide

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