2014 Legal Studies Institute Internships and Scholarships

The Fund for American Studies is accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC.  Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2014.    

Eligibility Requirements: first and second year law students and members of Touro Law's student legal organizations who may be interested in jumpstarting their legal careers in Washington, D.C. 

The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

Students may apply online at www.DCinternships.org/LSI.  Generous scholarships are available!  

May 22 – August 1, 2014
Washington, D.C.
Final Deadline: March 18, 2014                     

·         Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies. 

·         Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Previous guest speakers have included:

o    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
o    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey
o    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski
o    D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg

·         Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.

·         Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.

·         Constitutional Law Course at Georgetown Law: You will be enrolled in a constitutional law course titled “Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism in Theory and Practice.” Classes will be held at Georgetown University Law Center and taught by Georgetown Law faculty. Students will receive credit from Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law or from Georgetown University Law Center for an additional fee.

·         Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants as roommates. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

·         Cost: The cost to attend LSI is $4,500 and includes housing and tuition for the constitutional law course.

·         Scholarships: 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”
Michelle Anderson, Louisiana State University Law Center
Legal Intern, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings

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