Summer Opportunity for Students Interested in Public Interest Careers ($3,000.00 stipend)

Dear all current 1Ls:

The Access to Justice Developing Leadership Intern Program is a unique opportunity for rising 2Ls who are interested in careers in the public interest to gain the insight and skills needed to become the next generation of access to justice leaders. The program will be held over a six-week period from Monday, May 11 to Friday, June 19, 2020. Interns will receive $3,000 in compensation for their participation. One student from LSU will be selected to participate in the program and will be sponsored by the law firm Baker Donelson. (One student from Tulane, Loyola, and Southern will also be selected as their school’s future leader.)

Each week the program will focus on the various civil legal needs of low-income people, the ways in which organizations within the justice community address those needs, and how these services are increasing the quality of life for those served. Interns will gain hands-on experience with Louisiana’s civil legal aid and legal services organizations including, but not limited to, interviewing clients, attending court hearings, and participating in community outreach efforts. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to tour the Louisiana Supreme Court as well as meet appellate and trial court judges who have been actively involved in developing and supporting pro bono efforts throughout Louisiana.

Applications are due by 5:00pm, Friday, February 7, 2020. Please complete the online application (, upload your personal statement, upload your resume, and upload an unofficial copy of your law school transcript. Please contact Professor Robert Lancaster at  with any questions about the application process.


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