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Law Related Opportunities

In need of something to do over break?? You can begin searching and preparing for Law-Related internships, programs and other opportunities!

If you have any questions about the information listed below, please contact the pre-law advisor at 603-646-2215.  (Please note our office is closed for the holidays between December 23, 2011 and January 3, 2012. )

Happy Holidays!

 

Internships:

Lawyers Without Borders Internships (LWOB)   Lawyers Without Borders is the world’s largest group of volunteer lawyers from around the globe who stand ready to offer pro bono service to international projects and initiatives. LWOB offers unpaid internships to law and undergraduate students on a tri-semester basis: Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall. Applications are currently being accepted for Summer 2012 internships and fellowships. Applications from qualified summer 2012 intern applicants who have strong academic credentials and who can volunteer for the entire summer (10 or more weeks, uninterrupted) will be given preference.

For more information, visit: http://www.lwob.org/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?zkXbC2o7SrsQed9E8jw0qvyiMY%2bkybJnSjDsYSBkcu4%3d.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)-Summer Internship  The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. CDF interns gain knowledge, skills, and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader. They also get an insider’s view of non-profit advocacy. Types of internships include: Programs and Policy, Non-Profit Management, Movement Building, and Youth and Outreach Programs.

Visit: http://cdf.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Get_Involved_Jobs, for more information.

Atlantic Legal Foundation  The Atlantic Legal Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest law firm provides effective and decisive legal representation, without fee, to parents, scientists, educators, and other individuals, corporations and trade associations. Atlantic Legal seeks focused, dynamic, and high-energy students or recent graduates with excellent research and communication abilities. Responsibilities and tasks include web research, writing, clerical and administrative tasks, and some data entry.  The Summer 2012 internship application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012 but candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible inasmuch as positions are offered on a rolling basis.  In addition to summer opportunities, the Atlantic Legal Foundation offers two students per season the opportunity to intern on a full-time basis. Typically, this permits students who attend colleges and universities that operate on the quarter system.

To find out more about internship opportunities and application process, visit: http://atlanticlegal.org/internship.php.

Don’t forget to check out Dartboard for Law-related jobs and internships. Currently, there are positions with employers such as Balestriere Fariello, DPCS Post-Graduate Fellowship, Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, Environmental Law Institute, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, CounselWorks LLC, and more!

https://www.myinterfase.com/dartmouth/student/.

Law School Scholarship:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship  The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. The application can be downloaded from the ABA website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html.

Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

Law Related Programs:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship  The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession.

Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

TRIALS-Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools  Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.

This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.

Apply online by visiting: http://trials.atfoundation.org.

The deadline for applying to the 2012 Trials session is January 31, 2012. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 15th.

Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program  The 2012 Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program will take place May 21 through June 14, 2012.  During the four-week program, students are engaged in activities covering three main components: Classroom Experience, Law School Admissions Process, and Careers in the Law. (There is no tuition or room and board charge for this program.  Florida State Law provides all meals, residence-hall accommodations, course materials and a travel stipend to all participants. Students are responsible for their travel expenses to and from Tallahassee.)

To find out more about the program, go to: http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/index.html.

Applications for the 2012 program must be postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2012.

Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program  The 2012 Hubbard Program will be held on the campus of the University of Iowa College of Law from June 3 – June 29, 2012. This program seeks to support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the law to become lawyers and by providing them with the skills and assistance that will strengthen their preparation for law school. Program participants will live in a dormitory on the campus of The University of Iowa.  Participants will receive a stipend, free room and a meal card; some assistance for travel expenses may be available upon request and with proper documentation.

To find out more information on the Hubbard Program, you may visit http://www.law.uiowa.edu/prospective/pre-law/hubbard.php.

Applications due March 19, 2012.

Announcements:

Planning on taking the February 2012 LSAT? Make sure to register soon! Deadline: January 10, 2012  http://lsac.org/JD/LSAT/test-dates-us-feb12.asp

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