Advice on Preparing the Required Diversity Statement
Employers are interested in diversifying their pool of candidates for the openings they have. That’s why they signed up to participate in SEMJF.
In 250 words or fewer (less than a page!), you need to tell employers what you are bringing to the table in terms of diversity.
Several kinds of groups are underrepresented in the legal field. How are you different from the broader American culture, and legal culture in particular? What sets you apart?
Think in terms of how you can help employers diversify not just their workforce but how you can help them relate to and/or broaden their client base.
What have you done to foster diversity on the job? In your school? In your community? Mention any leadership experience.
You may want to draw from the personal or diversity statement you wrote when you applied to law school. However, keep in mind that employers are looking for ways in which you will help them achieve their objectives, not necessarily your own.