Thursday, March 21, 2013

New England School of Law creates fellowships to fund student summer jobs.

Participating students will receive stipends from the school for spending ten weeks during the summer working at a one of a variety of employers, including private firms, public interest organizations and government agencies, who have agreed to participate in the program.  The press release doesn't identify the source of the money used to pay for the fellowships but presumably it's coming from tuition.   From the school's press release:

New England Law | Boston has initiated a new program of funded fellowship positions for students this summer. Selected students will receive stipends for the ten-week positions.

The fellowships will be administered by the Center for Business Law (CBL) and the Center for Law and Social Responsibility (CLSR). The program was developed by a faculty committee over the past several months, and New England Law alumni have also provided assistance with this effort.
“These fellowships are part of our continuing effort at New England Law to help students become as prepared as possible for the practice of law,” said Dean John F. O’Brien. “We are committed to helping our students gain valuable experience that will assist them in today’s tight job market. “
CBL placements will include private firms, corporate legal offices, and government agencies.  The placements will represent a wide range of legal fields, including real estate, intellectual property, health law, medical malpractice, insurance defense, and many other areas. 
CLSR placements will offer law students the opportunity to work with practitioners with a public interest focus.  The program features pre-internship orientation sessions and seminars through the summer and fall.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis as positions become available and are filled.  Faculty members working with each center have identified potential outside partners, but students may also identify and submit their own placements for approval. 
Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. For more information, please visit the CBL fellowship webpage and the CLSR fellowship webpage.

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