Law Clerkship & Fellowship Program
Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq., LLC is committed to increasing the racial and gender diversity of the field of securities law by providing a more welcoming, culturally-competent and representative attorney-client engagement process. This is especially important for underrepresented entrepreneurs who often face unique challenges to raising capital and gaining access to professional support services for their enterprises. For instance, studies have shown that underrepresented clients fare better when represented by attorneys who share their cultural, racial, gender, and/or socioeconomic background, especially Black clients.
Our #BlackWomenLawyersMatter Law Clerkship & Fellowship Program is a paid internship opportunity that provides legal training, client exposure, and law practice management experience to second-year (2L) and third-year (3L) law students of color as well as recent law graduates and existing attorneys looking to switch to a career in securities law. We pay particular attention to law students, recent law grads, and attorneys who identify as Black women and Afro-Latinas due to their low representation within securities law, and the quick growth of Black women in entrepreneurship. The Law Clerk and/or Fellow will get hands-on experience with forming and representing cooperatives, investment funds, nonprofits, and small businesses, including . drafting governing documents like operating agreements and by-laws, and investment documents, such as subscription agreements and offering statements. The Law Clerk and/or Fellow will also gain experience in legal research, analysis and writing as it pertains to legal issues within securities and business law. Lastly, the Law Clerk and/or Fellow will explore other areas of law that intersects with securities law, such as data privacy, cannabis law, cryptocurrency, and international business law.
If you are interested in applying to our Law Clerkship & Fellowship Program, please do not hesitate to contact us.