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Legal Opportunities: February 6th, 2012

LEGAL OPPORTUNITIES: FEBRUARY 6th, 2012

Investigator Internships, New Hampshire Public Defender
New Hampshire Public Defender seeks undergraduates in their junior or senior year and first-year law students or non-law graduate students for its investigator intern program. Investigator interns conduct investigation for, and provide litigation support to, attorneys defending clients in criminal cases. They regularly participate in interviewing witnesses and clients, visiting crime scenes and making diagrams or taking photographs, preparing comprehensive reports for staff attorneys, testifying in court, serving subpoenas, coordinating the appearance of defense witnesses in court and assisting clients in accessing substance abuse or mental health treatment

Visit: http://www.nhpd.org/employment/internships.aspx.

Legal Internships, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
Since 1980 SEO has provided underrepresented students of color with paid summer internships leading to full-time jobs. More than 30 years later, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are still underrepresented in many top entry level jobs.

  • -Gain legal experience at a major law firm before entering law school
  • -Attend Corporate Law Institute (2-week prep program)
  • -For College Seniors and Graduates planning to enroll in law school Fall 2012

Apply online: www.seo-usa.org/career

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. Deadline: January 31
Apply online by visiting: http://trials.atfoundation.org.

General Projects Intern, Juvenile Law Center; Philadelphia, PA
Juvenile Law Center’s volunteer internship program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work. Summer interns will have the opportunity to participate in court observation sessions, visit local juvenile detention facilities, and tour an organization that provides independent living services to older youth from the child welfare system. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy. Deadline: February 10
http://www.jlc.org/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-jlc/undergraduate-internships

Center on Sentencing and Corrections Intern, Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.; New York, NY
Vera runs an annual summer internship program for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) provides technical assistance and research support to state and local government officials to help them develop cost-effective strategies for protecting public safety. Current projects include: Los Angeles County Jail Overcrowding Project and Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Deadline: February 15, 2012
http://vera.theresumator.com/apply/thgSNZ/Internship-Undergraduate-Student-Summer-2012.html?source=IDEA

LAW PROGRAMS

Diversity Day at New England Law
Interested in law school?  Have you been considering a career as an attorney?  Are you curious about what lawyers do?
Join New England Law|Boston on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The day focuses on celebrating our diverse community and introducing you to the excitement of being a lawyer and the challenges of law school. Activities include an interactive mock class, a panel of our current law students, tours of the school, and a panel of our alumni.
RSVP by February 22 at www.nesl.edu/diversityday.

Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law
The PLUS program is a unique and rigorous four-week experience for current college freshmen, sophomores or juniors interested in the legal profession.  Their goal is to provide students with a “taste” of the law school experience and introduce them to the admissions process.  You will attend classes taught by Chicago-Kent law professors, recognized as some of the most productive and accomplished law professors in the nation.  The program will cover the cost of tuition, room in a residence hall, required course materials and other expenses.  Participants are paid a stipend to offset some of their meal and other expenses.  Deadline: March 16
See: http://www.kentlaw.edu/adm/plus/

Georgetown Law Investigator Internship Program
Interns do all the pretrial defense investigation for defendants charged with criminal cases in DC Superior Court. They primarily investigate criminal misdemeanor cases on behalf of indigent clients. Typical investigative tasks include interviewing and taking statements from witnesses, subpoenaing documents, maintaining client-attorney relations, photographing and diagramming crime scenes, and helping the attorney prepare for trial. Deadline: April 1

For more info and to apply: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/cjc/iip.html

 LAW SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Advising Office: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~scholarship/scholarlist/chart.html

Sampling of Law Specific Scholarships:

Fred C. Scribner Fellowship: Approximately $10,000- U.S. and International students; Deadline: April  2

Charles H. Woodbury Memorial Law Prize: Woodbury Fellowship approximately $3,000; Deadline: April 2

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.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
$10,000 award given to an incoming first-year law student.  Deadline: June 1
To find out more information and to view the application go to www.apslaw.com.

Watch “Paying for Law School” videos on the LSAC site. Topics include: Investing in a Law School Education,
Funding Your Law School Education, Applying for Financial Aid, and Minimizing Your Debt.
Go to: http://lsac.org/jd/finance/financial-aid-video-paying.asp

 

 

 

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