Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
New England Law | Boston announced today that approximately 75 law school students will participate in a diverse array of summer job opportunities funded by its new Summer Fellowship Program. This unique opportunity expands student access to legal work experiences and offers stipends for the 10-week summer intern positions. The fellowships are administered by the school’s Center for Business Law (CBL) and the Center for Law and Social Responsibility (CLSR).
“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 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.
“We recognize that employment in the legal market is increasingly competitive, and we want students to have access to a diverse array of job opportunities,” said O’Brien. “By linking qualified students with employers in all aspects of law—from private practice and industry to government and public service—the Summer Fellowship Program helps students to apply their classroom experience to the workplace.”
The program was developed by a faculty committee, and New England Law alumni also have provided assistance with this effort. Participating hosts of New England Law students include:
Bace Law Group, LLC
Bay State IP, LLC
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Juvenile Court
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.
Correira & Correira LLP
Greater Boston Legal Services
Law Office of Zick Rubin
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
Milligan Coughlin, LLC
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
Shilepsky, Hartley, Robb, Casey, Michon LLP
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Sunstein, Kann, Murphy & Timbers LLP
About New England Law | Boston:
New England Law | Boston, located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, prides itself on a powerful combination of academic excellence and community engagement and a focus on what prospective students can bring to the school’s dynamic community of thinkers and doers. Founded in 1908 as the only law school established exclusively for the education of women but coeducational since 1938, New England Law students learn through experience, with a robust clinical program and practical learning curriculum. With one-on-one assistance from the Office of Career Services, New England Law graduates are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. New England Law is one of only two institutions in Boston to offer an evening law school program. New England Law offers a generous financial aid program.