LSC’s Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

LSC buildingThe Legal Services Center’s Summer Internship Program, which runs from late May to the end of July, is now accepting applications from law students and undergraduates. Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the Legal Services Center is Harvard Law School’s largest clinical placement, housing multiple clinics and providing direct legal services to hundreds of low-and-moderate income residents in the Greater Boston area each year.

This year, the Federal Tax Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Consumer Protection Clinic, and the Safety Net Project will be welcoming interns for a full in-person summer program. Learn more about this year’s program and apply here.

Students in front of Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston
2019 Summer Interns from LSC’s Estate Planning Planning Project during a visit to the Registry of Deeds at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston. From left: Katrina Fisher (Wellesley College); Nitza Muñoz (Monmouth University); Daniel McCarthy (Boston University School of Law); Paige Parker (Emory University School of Law)

LSC’s law student summer interns are supervised and mentored by experienced clinical instructors. Interns will conduct interviews with potential clients seeking advice or assistance; counsel and advise clients; engage in investigation and formal discovery; develop case strategies; prepare pleadings for courts or petitions to administrative agencies; and research case specific legal issues. Some interns appear before courts on contested motions, preliminary matters or assist in a trial; others will represent clients before administrative agencies.  Our summer program is structured to also include multiple learning and training opportunities, including weekly speaker events, ethics training and community partner site visits and guest presenters. Overall, interns are provided with a singular opportunity to engage in mentored hands-on learning, to develop and practice new legal skills, and to interact with diverse client communities through immersion in the work of a community based civil legal services office.



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