4 of the 15 2011 ATJ Summer Interns are from Baylor!
Information about applying to be a 2012 summer intern coming in the winter
The Texas Access to Justice Commission and the nine Texas law schools created the Access to Justice Internship Program in 2006 to encourage more students to help address the legal problems of underserved individuals and communities and educate future attorneys about those problems. The Access to Justice Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for law students to participate in an internship with non-profit providers of civil legal services located in areas without a local law school. The goals are to encourage more students to help address the legal problems of underserved individuals and communities, and to educate future attorneys about those problems. Each law student will receive hands-on training by working with accomplished lawyers, providing direct legal services to low-income clients, while learning about access to justice matters, legal decision-making, advocacy skills, attorney-client relationships, and legal institutions. Each supervising attorney will provide the law student with a variety of experiences and assignments, including significant research and writing.
For the summer of 2011, the Commission will provide 15 internships to Texas law students. The internships will not be restricted solely to students attending law school in Texas; however, at least one student will be selected from each of the nine Texas law schools. A stipend of $400/week (a lump sum of $4,000) will be provided to every student to help defray living expenses. The internship's duration is a ten-week commitment. Each prospective intern is to contact his/her desired legal services organization to secure placement and must include the organization's name and the supervising attorney on his/her application.
Internship participants will be recognized on the Commission's website, in press releases, print publications, and in local law school media releases.
Summer 2011 Application
(Due February 25, 2011)
Watch this video highlighting the real-life experiences of law students participating in internships and fellowships to help meet the basic civil legal needs of Texas' poor.