Summer 2011 Opportunities

The Legal Services Center is offering public interest positions for the 2011 summer.  Use your 1L or 2L summer to get one of the best experiences you can have in law school and get to know Boston better by exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of Legal Services Center.  Spending the summer with the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience.

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School was founded in 1979 and embodies a commitment to education and service in the study of law.  Our primary purpose is to educate law students for practice and professional service in a fully functioning law office; to harness the energies and efforts of those law students to meet the legal needs of a diverse, urban clientele; to experiment with approaches to increase access to legal services; and to study and understand the public policies and institutions that most directly affect lower income individuals and families. 

The 2011 summer program runs from Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, July 29 for a minimum of 35-40 hours per week with limited placement offerings in the following clinics:

  • Health, Disability & Planning Practice Group
  • Domestic Violence and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Law Clinics
  • Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic
  • Predatory Lending Prevention/Consumer Protection Clinic

Internships are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including Summer Public Interest Funding and Equal Justice America. 

Application is by email including cover letter and resume to  jmccorma at law.harvard.edu.  The application deadline is April 1, 2011 but we are frequently fully enrolled by then and cannot guarantee a placement.  Placement is determined by need and Clinical Instructor availability from among the following areas, so please rank your 3 top choices when applying.  Please visit LSC’s website for more information.

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