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Teach Criminal Law to Rising Ninth Graders (Paid Public Interest Summer Job for 1Ls and 2Ls)

Like criminal law?  Want to be a trial lawyer?  Interested in education policy or want to pursue academia?  Like working with underserved youth? Want public service experience?
This PAID summer job is for you!

Legal Outreach, Inc. prepares urban youth from underserved communities to compete at high levels by using intensive legal and educational programming as a tool for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.  We accomplish these ends through the means of law-related education programming and an intensive College Bound program.

We seek exceptional law students interested in law-related education to co-coordinate and teach at the Summer Law Institutes held at Columbia Law School, NYU Law School, Fordham School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and St. John’s School of Law this summer.  The Institute seeks to inspire motivated students from underserved communities entering high school to pursue careers in law and to strive for educational excellence.Thirty-two students from underserved NYC public junior high schools will be selected for each program. You will be trained to teach them a criminal justice and trial process curriculum, chaperone field trips and welcome prestigious guest speakers, run a mock trial competition before federal and state judges.

Coordinators will work with an attorney supervisor to prepare for the Institute during the month of June by participating in an experiential classroom training program on educational methodology, developing lesson plans on substantive criminal law topics and trial advocacy skills, and organizing an itinerary of guest speakers and field trip visits.  Then, from June 5 – August 5, coordinators will implement the five-week Institute and teach law lessons daily to the 32 participating students, fulfilling the objectives of the Institute through a set schedule of classes, events, speakers and trips.  The last week of the job will be spent evaluating the program and its participants.  Coordinators will be paid $4,500 over the 10-week period.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to: Grace Pickering, Director of Legal Education at SLI@legaloutreach.org (type “SLI Coordinator Applicant – Name” in subject field).

Cover letters should include a detailed statement of interest in the position and an indication of whether the applicant has funding for the summer (not a requirement).

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (although we evaluate candidates on a rolling basis)

Last updated 1.27.2014

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