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JIOP Summer 2024 Program

We begin accepting applications for the Summer 2024 JIOP program in November 2023. Applications will be accepted electronically using the link that will be available at that time. Please read our full program description and FAQ page before you apply.

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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.


Reflecting on a Unique “Boot Camp” Internship Opportunity Program with a JIOP Alumnus

By Ibrahim Ahmed Ijaz and Murad Ali Bhatti – December 1, 2022 | In 2015, Judge Zuberi Bakari Williams was sworn in as one of the youngest judges in the history of the District Court of Maryland.

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Keys to Client Relations

By Rashida I. Sims – December 1, 2022 | Even seasoned attorneys can experience challenges when trying to balance the practical needs of legal work with the needs and wants of their clients.

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Advice for New Attorneys: What We Wish We'd Known

Listen in as two young associates, Cortlin Bond and Sydney Willmann, provide a few tips on how to navigate being a new attorney and owning the matter.

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Judicial Internships from a Judge's Perspective

Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Judge William H. Orrick, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and Judge Zuberi B. Williams, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, Maryland, share their views on how to make the most of a judicial internship.

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