2021 Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps Summer Fellowship with Stipend, Amsterdam Office

2021 Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps

Summer Fellowship with Stipend, Amsterdam Office

 

 

Law Students, Looking for a Summer Fellowship?

 

Apply by Feb. 8th to be a part of the Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps at the LASNNY Amsterdam Office.

 

Rural communities in the U.S. and its territories face a shortage of talented lawyers, with a large population of the country being forced to travel hundreds of miles to find legal assistance. Participate in Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) and help address the access-to-justice crisis for people living in rural areas.

 

As part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps. Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience by:

 

  • providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing
  • engaging in community outreach and education including fact sheet distribution, strategic partnership development, and presentations
  • building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions

 

The RSLC program will operate between May-August 2021.

 

Accepted participants will complete 300 hours of service by September 1, 2021.

 

Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend. Students have the option to apply for unlimited outside funding through their university or other sources.

 

For more info & to apply: https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/part-time-summer/rural-summer-legal-corps/