Three opportunities for an 8-10 week summer legal fellowship at Lawndale Christian Legal Center (lclc.net), Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (lcbh.org), or The MetroAlliance, Inc. (themetroalliance.com).
Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) provides criminal defense services and develops restorative justice programs for juveniles and young adults in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Fellow's duties will include assisting LCLC with case preparation, office management, and will help organize and run their summer moot court program for high school students from the community.
Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) provides legal and supportive services to improve housing for lower income renters. The fellow will be
assisting LCBH fulfill its mission by providing general support to the organization.
The MetroAlliance, Inc. is a social venture focused on neighborhood transformation utilizing a mix of for-profit strategies and nonprofit initiatives. Fellow’s duties will involve a mix of business and legal tasks and work closely with founder and CEO Mr. Readey to understand the ways in which lawyers, and legal skills, can provide assistance to growing businesses.
Each summer legal fellow will be paired with an alumni lawyer/mentor. Mentors and fellows will meet three times during the summer, in addition to a pre-fellowship meeting about professional expectations during the internship. It is anticipated that there will be several additional opportunities to meet with Chicago based alumni working in different areas of the law.
These positions come with a $5,000 stipend to assist with living expenses and future educational expenses.
In addition to this application, you will need a faculty recommendation. Please have the faculty member use this JotForm to fill one out for you: https://form.jotform.com/210824357866968.
Application deadline is April 13, 2022.