WHO SHOULD APPLY: 2nd year and 3rd year law school students.
This is a paid internship offered to second and third year law students.
Summer 2017: The summer internship is 35 hours per week and requires a 10 week commitment. Start date is between May 22, 2017 and June 1, 2017.
Fall 2017: The fall internship requires a 10 – 15 hour a week commitment for a period of three months. The fall internship begins during the week of August 7, 2017.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Our legal internship program is designed to provide interns with the opportunity to learn about education, special education and civil rights, with a disability rights focus. Legal interns will gain experience by:
- Providing legal research, analysis, and writing.
- Conducting document review.
- Assisting with discovery.
- Supporting attorneys with litigation preparation.
- Working on special projects and other duties as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Second or third year students must have completed a clinic or coursework related to special education law or have work experience providing civil litigation support. Additionally, applicants should possess the following:
- Excellent legal research, writing and communications skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Experience with disability rights law, and/or personal experience with disability preferred.
- Experience with working with the dependency, delinquency, and/or education systems in some capacity preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest oriented law practice.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest describing your interest in interning with Law Offices of Hirji & Chau, LLP.; a resume; a writing sample (less than five pages); and the names and phone numbers of two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for summer internships are due May 8, 2017.
Application for fall internships are due July 15, 2017.
*Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled.