Does your nonprofit public interest organization need some extra legal help? First-year UDC law students who focus on public interest law might just be the answer.
The David A. Clarke School of Law is hosting a fellowship fair on February 20th to connect nonprofits with these students.
For more information on this opportunity and signing up for the Summer Public Interest Job Fair, read this announcement from Joe Libertelli, director of UDC Alumni Affairs:
As you may know, the School of Law funds law students for full-time summer public interest/public sector fellowships. If your non-profit public interest organization, government agency, or judicial office would like a full-time summer legal fellow, at no cost to you, please join us for our:
Summer Public Interest Job Fair
Thursday, February 20, 2014: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave NW (Corner of Yuma and Connecticut)
Washington DC 20008
Red Line: Van Ness/UDC (walk north on Connecticut on the west side of the street)
Facts About the Summer Fellowship Program
1) Qualifying organizations are limited to non-profits that serve public interest purposes, local and federal government agencies, and the judiciary.
2) Students must do legal work under direct supervision of a licensed attorney.
3) Individuals seeking legal assistance, private law firms and for-profit organizations do not qualify.
3) If your organization has not previously hosted a fellow, please contact Ms. Bauman for prior approval.
4) Funding priority is given to first-year law students who meet certain requirements such as a minimum GPA, etc. If funds are available, upper-level students may be eligible (similar requirements apply). Students must complete the application process with Ms. Bauman and have their placement approved before they are eligible for funding.
5) Students must work at least 400 hours by the end of the summer. They can earn up to $3700 from the law school.
6) Supervising attorneys must provide a mid-term and final evaluation of the student, and certify student time records.
The Fellowship Fair
Group representatives should bring information about the agency and application materials. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.
To Reserve a Table:
Contact Dena Bauman, Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development, [email protected]. Please be SURE to include the name of the person attending, your organization, street/mailing address, phone, fax and email, and your organization’s web site. Please also attach your written internship description. Guest parking may be available. Please email your request by February 10, 2014.
NOTE: If you have finished recruiting for the summer but would like to recruit unpaid volunteers for the fall or spring, you are also welcome.
Please feel free to circulate this announcement to your public interest/public service colleagues!