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Law School application tips: Join us Tuesday, Oct 9 for “What works and does not, presented by Dean’s from Tulane and Seton Hall Law Schools”

Application “Geography”: Beyond The Horizon Of The Personal Statement.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

While you may be stressing and struggling with the writing and editing of a law school personal statement, your application “journey” often includes mastering a range of written submissions. In this session, two admissions deans will take you on a “trip” exploring the challenges (and opportunities) in crafting:

* Diversity Statements

* Character/ Fitness Disclosures

* “Why ‘X’ Law School?” Questions

* Academic/Testing Addenda

This session will get you to start thinking about how each of these submissions provides you an opportunity to strengthen your application, even when you might be explaining a weakness! In this interactive and relaxed discussion format, we will share some examples of application submissions that, while not always coming in for a perfect landing , still provide lessons on effective ways to navigate sometimes difficult waters.

Click here to let us know you’re coming.:  https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/194603

Harvard Law School Information Session

Join us:  Thursday, September 27 at 12:30 in Ross 011 Seminar Room.  Feel free to bring your lunch from the dining hall.

Come learn from a representative from Harvard Law School all about their admissions process. All students welcome, all majors and class years, whether you’re applying next year or just planning ahead. Please complete this short form to register: https://jdadmissions.law.harvard.edu/register/hls-at-middlebury-2018

Southern Poverty Law Center job as Re-enfranchisement Outreach Fellow

Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking to hire three organizers for a one-year commitment to restore voting rights to tens of thousands of Alabamians with felony convictions. The Re-enfranchisement Fellows will provide direct voting rights restoration services, train community leaders on the new law, and engage in a broad public education campaign. Direct services tactics will include hosting clinics and street canvassing.

Check out the full details HERE.

Jeff Stauch ’05 works at SPLC now and alerted me to this opportunity.  Let me know if you’re interested and I can put you in touch.

Law School prep program for underrepresented students

Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools.

For five weeks in the summer, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University. The residency alternates from year to year.

Each week, instructors from Advantage Testing prepare Trials students for the LSAT by deconstructing the test and presenting a step-by-step approach to each question type. Students maintain a rigorous practice testing schedule, frequently sitting for full-length official LSATs under simulated testing conditions. Working closely with their instructors, students learn to develop an individualized study plan, focus their preparation, and apply the core principles they master.

Trials students also attend lectures presented by prominent lawyers, public figures, and legal scholars, including distinguished faculty from both NYU Law and Harvard Law School. These lectures provide a wide-ranging introduction to the study and practice of the law while giving students the opportunity to ask specific questions related to their particular fields of interest.

Perhaps most important, Trials allows students to experience communities similar to those they will encounter in law school. Students form study groups to challenge, motivate, and inspire one another. In lunches with instructors and speakers, students can take part in informal discussions to learn more about the law, their peers, and themselves.

Learn more and how to apply here:  http://trials.atfoundation.org

Deadline is February 28


Privilege & Poverty National SHECP Internship

Since 2005, Middlebury College has participated in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are available to non-graduating Middlebury students and are located in urban and rural settings throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.

The SHECP integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate students in all majors and career paths. This national summer internship program is the flagship program of SHECP, providing students with opportunities to blend theory and practice.

At Middlebury, the internship program is part of our Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster. Privilege & Poverty is a curricular initiative that brings together faculty, students, and staff interested in studying economic inequality—its causes, its effects on human communities and the environment, and even the language with which we talk about the “privileged” and the “poor.” P&P engages students in issue-based learning in a dynamic and interdisciplinary format, one that combines the resources from many traditional departments and programs with “real world” internships in agencies working to alleviate poverty. Privilege & Poverty takes your first-rate Middlebury education and applies it directly to one of the world’s most vexing social problems.

Applicants who are selected for this internship will become will become a part of a Privilege & Poverty cohort that will prepare together during spring semester, participate in the summer internship, regroup for reflection upon their return to campus, and have options to engage in additional pursuits throughout the academic year.

Internships offered in: Healthcare, Law, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Justice, Housing, Hunger, Women’s Advocacy, Youth Programs, the Arts, and more.

Sample locations include: Boston; New York; Washington, DC; Phillips County, Arkansas; Navajo Reservation, Arizona; Atlanta, GA; Burlington, Vt; Camden, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Louisville, KY; New York, NY Chester, PA; Austin, TX; Lexington and Richmond, VA; Charleston, WV; and more.

For a complete list of internship offerings and job descriptions visit the Privilege & Poverty website (go/privnpov) and view the internship information. Applicants need to research the internships offered and identify their top three choices as part of the application process. The SHECP program coordinator will then review and finalize placements with each accepted intern.


  1. Demonstrated interest in poverty alleviation;
  2. Academic experience in the study of poverty and/or poverty-related themes. (Some preference will be given to students who have taken INTD/RELI 298 Privilege & Poverty, but the course is not a requirement to apply.)
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability and commitment to collaborate across difference;
  4. Self-motivated, reliable, and able to work both independently and with a team;
  5. Well organized with multi-tasking abilities;
  6. Commitment to support participation in cohort-based learning and work;
  7. Willingness and dedication to learn quickly and take direction;
  8. Empathy to engage with people who will likely have experienced trauma.

Students must have insurance that can cross state lines; please contact Tiffany Sargent if any help is needed regarding this. Participants must also be able to start on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

Apply in Handshake!