If you’re interested in pursuing a career in Law, MiddLaw will be hosting an alumni panel to talk about legal careers with graduates currently working as paralegals in top-20 law firms. This event will be held on Monday, March 19th at 4:30 pm in Davis Library Room 105. Pizza will be provided. See you there!
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
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.
- Demonstrated interest in poverty alleviation;
- 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.)
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability and commitment to collaborate across difference;
- Self-motivated, reliable, and able to work both independently and with a team;
- Well organized with multi-tasking abilities;
- Commitment to support participation in cohort-based learning and work;
- Willingness and dedication to learn quickly and take direction;
- 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.
FirstGEN Fellows is a ten-week summer program in the D.C. area for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education, and who are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice. Each fellow receives a $1,500 stipend. Our mission is to identify, support and advance emerging first generation social justice leaders. The fellowship is a collaborative program by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and D.C. Office of the National Immigration Law Center, with the Lawyers’ Committee serving as program lead.
More details and application link here. Deadline is February 2, 2018.
Behind the Law Admissions Curtain: What Happens After You Hit Submit? Join representatives from Richmond Law School, Seton Hall Law School and Notre Dame Law School to get an inside peek at how law schools review applications.
What does it REALLY take to get in to your top law school? Is it all just about the “numbers”? Find out how an Admissions Committee considers your law school application – whether it’s at your “stretch school” or your “safety school”.
Whether you intend to apply to the schools presenting this program or not, this presentation will be eye-opening and you will take away candid, “inside” information that will help you be the “Yes – Admit” applicant wherever you choose to apply.
Come prepared for a lively, interactive exercise! Open to all students, all majors, whether you are applying soon or later.
Thursday, November 16 at 12:30 pm in Adirondack House library. RSVP in Handshake here.
I thought this story produced by NPR was really fascinating. Do you agree or not? As you consider work in the legal field, are these realistic concerns?
Check it out here, it’s a short read, only 3 minutes: https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/11/07/561631927/from-post-it-notes-to-algorithms-how-automation-is-changing-legal-work
Visit the new Office of the General Counsel website to learn more about Hannah Ross, how the General Counsel’s office works, important legal facts, how and when to use outside counsel, important resources and more. Click here to learn more!