Students looking to add another layer to their law school experience next semester should look no further than the BBA’s Judicial Internship Program. The program is an unpaid, non-credit internship where law students work directly with a judge, observe courtroom proceedings and enhance their legal research and writing skills. In addition, interns are invited to engage in professional development seminars and meetings held at the BBA. Participating courts include Boston Municipal Court, District Courts, Probate & Family Court & the US Bankruptcy Court.
Don’t just take it from us. Heather Sit, a 2L at New England Law | Boston and alum of the Judicial Internship program, had this to say:
“My everyday experiences talking with the judges at the conclusion of the various trials and hearings I saw over the summer were fascinating. I felt incredibly lucky to see the humanity and keen insight each of the judges I worked with brought to their decision-making. In class, it’s easy to get caught up in the technical legal issues because of the appellate cases we read, but working with the Roxbury court judges this summer really brought together the legal aspects with their practical, real-life impacts.”
If you are thinking about applying, here’s what you need to know about the process:
- Interested students should submit applications with a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation from a law school professor by December 13th.
- Students who have completed their first year of law school and are able to work at least 15 hours per week will be considered.
- Diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.
- The spring internship program begins in early February and runs through the end of the semester.
- Applications will be collected on a rolling basis with priority placement given to early applicants, so the sooner you get you application in the better.
- Send completed applications to Susan Helm at [email protected].
- If you have any more questions, click here here.