The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is offering public interest summer positions for summer 2011. These are SPIF-eligible positions, and these jobs satisfy the pro bono requirement.
Summer student attorneys at PLAP represent inmates at disciplinary hearings and parole hearings, and assist inmates with other issues via hotline. This is a GREAT experience: you pick the cases on which you work, and you work on them from start to finish. This is a great way to learn valuable skills, including interviewing clients, arguing cases, and writing appeals when necessary.
No prior experience or coursework is necessary. We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a strong interest in working closely with clients, managing their own cases, and are not afraid to learn. A driver’s license is helpful.
If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO Ieshaah Murphy at imurphy at jd12.law.harvard.edu BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21. Applicants will then be contacted for interviews. Please email Ieshaah or Sarah Morton at smorton at law.harvard.edu with questions.