3/29 - $3500 Summer Legal Internship funding - legal services on homelessness

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3/29 - $3500 Summer Legal Internship funding - legal services on homelessness

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The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed by the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. The Commission will award a $3,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help low-income and homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice. The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with people experiencing homelessness/poverty or on issues affecting them.

All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and September 1 to the program of their choice. Applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of if their placement will be remote or in-person.

Application and information at: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/publ ... llowship1/
Questions can be directed to homeless@americanbar.org.

The 2024 John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024.

Local programs dealing with homelessness:
Center for Elder Law & Justice - Buffalo
Just Cause - Rochester
Legal Aid Buffalo
Legal Assistance of WNY - Rochester, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier
Neighborhood Legal Services - Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Batavia
Volunteer Lawyers Project - Buffalo
Western New York Law Center - Buffalo

Questions - ask Career Services Office or Melinda Saran - saran@buffalo.edu
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