Law Students: Get off to a great start

Public Counsel Summer Law Students

Above: Public Counsel's 2012 summer law student fellows

 

Work side-by-side with top litigators on tough cases. Go one-on-one with a client in need.
Change someone's life. Getting involved with Public Counsel can change your career.

Spend your summer at Public Counsel: Learn about summer internships
Our summer internship is a great way to flex your legal muscles. You’ll be part of an intensive program where you learn about the law and start making a difference for clients. Get front-line experience by fighting for consumers, immigrants seeking asylum, children and families, cutting through red tape for nonprofits, and more. Public Counsel has a vibrant summer internship program that includes law students from all across the nation.

For more information about the application process, click here

Have a big impact during the school year: Join a clinic
Make the difference for a person in need. Click here to learn more about clinics, trainings and other places where law students are needed now.

Support our work: Volunteer at Public Counsel’s offices
Click here to get the latest list of specific projects where law students are needed to assist at our Public Counsel offices, including case research and seminar planning.

Come to Public Counsel on a fellowship
Public Counsel welcomes fellowship applications from law school graduates interested in doing work that will further the mission of one or more of our many law projects. We do not have an application form separate from those used by the organizations that fund the fellowships, and students who are interested in a fellowship at Public Counsel should communicate directly with the Directing Attorneys of the Public Counsel project you wish to work with. Make sure to get started well before the fellowship program deadline. For example, Public Counsel decides which EJW and Skadden Fellows we intend to sponsor by May of the year in which the fellowship applications are due. If you have a problem reaching the directing attorney or other questions, email Pro Bono Director David Daniels.

These are the only opportunities we have for students at this time. If you do not see an opportunity that fits your interests, please visit our website again. New listings are posted regularly.

'Why I went to law school in the first place'

USC Law student Marlena McMurchie

USC Law student Marlena McMurchie's summer at Public Counsel "helped to remind me why I went to law school in the first place," she says. She worked directly with homeless Angelenos through our CARES program that helps families and individuals stay off the street and get the help they need. Click here to read more.

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