The American Bar Association Section of Litigation began accepting applications for its summer 2017 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 7th for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.
Q. What is needed to complete the application process?
A. To apply students must submit their application along with a resume, grades (second-year students), writing sample and a statement of interest. First-year students should add their grades to their materials as soon as they are available. If students are also interested in being considered for one of the specialized intellectual property internships, they need to include an additional page outlining their interests and qualifications. All materials should be submitted no later than January 6, 2017.
Please read all frequently asked questions before applying.
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, women and students who identify themselves as LGBT.
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Upon acceptance of the judicial internship, all interns are to abide by the program's official Code of Conduct.
Presented by the Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning—A Pipeline Organization Joint Judicial Internship Diversity Project (JRC-JTB Project), with host firm Holland & Knight
The goal of the webinar was to prepare future judicial interns for a successful interview experience with a judge. The program featured the Hon. Ann Claire Williams and the Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee along with a panel of judicial clerks and former interns. (2:06:16)
By Aaron Clay
National Alumni Chair Aaron Clay outlines some best practices for potential JIOP interns before interviewing with judges to be admitted into the program. (8:23 min) Listen now.
By Erika Glenn and Cindy Tsai
Everything you need to know to conquer the stress-inducing rite of passage: the dreaded interview! Read More.
By Rachel A. Smoot, Tiffany A. Johnson, Neal D. Gidvani, Judith C. Aarons, and Carly A. Boyd
What to expect as an intern in intellectual property, bankruptcy, criminal, domestic relations, and juvenile courts. Read more.