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/