Employment Opportunities: For Law Students
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 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Columbia Law School, CUNY Law School, Fordham Law School, New York University School of Law, and St. John’s University 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.
From June 4-29, SLI Coordinators work with attorney supervisors to prepare for the SLI during by participating in an experiential classroom training program on educational methodology, developing lesson plans on criminal law topics and trial advocacy skills, and organizing an itinerary of guest speakers and field trip visits. Then, from July 2-August 3, Coordinators implement the five-week SLI. You will teach law lessons daily, chaperone field trips, welcome prestigious guest speakers, and run a mock trial competition before federal and state judges. The last week of the program, August 6-10, will be spent evaluating the program and its participants. Coordinators will be paid $5,250 over the 10-week period.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to: Tamika Edwards 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: Application deadline is March 31 (although we evaluate candidates on a rolling basis).
Employment Opportunities: For College Students
Legal Outreach is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic interns to perform educational and administrative duties during our five-week Summer Law Institutes held at Columbia Law School, NYU School of Law, Fordham School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, St. John’s University School of Law, and CUNY School of Law. Interns provide crucial support to the program, ensuring the students’ success. Ideal candidates are those interested in inspiring youth through enriching educational experiences; while advancing their own knowledge of the legal field. Interns also enjoy exclusive access to networking opportunities with attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals.
Start date: June 4, 2018 End Date: August 10, 2018 Hours per week: 40
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
- Research, schedule, and communicate with attorneys for guest speaker program
- Create and maintain student contact, information, and participation databases
- Act as main contact point for students’ parents/guardians, including communication regarding program requirements and expectations
- Organize logistics for student and family orientation
- Track and communicate progress evaluations to students, parents/guardians, and program directors
- Take photographs and create content for SLI newsletter and online presence
- Create and teach lessons to build students’ academic skills: study skills, test taking skills, essay writing, and professional etiquette
- Assist two law student coordinators in developing and implementing SLI mission
- Currently a sophomore or junior in college.
- Ability to communicate via telephone and email in a professional and timely manner
- Comfort working in administration and logistics
- Attention to detail and superior organizational skills
- Problem-solving attitude.
- Proficiency in Spanish or Bangla is helpful (but not essential)
This is an unpaid internship. Interested applicants should explore funding opportunities through their university or other external sources. Legal Outreach will support funding paperwork requirements.
How to Apply: (Deadline: March 1)
Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Tamika Edwards, at [email protected]. In the subject field type: “SLI Intern Applicant – [name].” Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Employment Opportunities: For Summer Tutor
Legal Outreach is searching for ten talented, knowledgeable SAT tutors who want to be part of a transformative experience that changes the educational trajectory of students from underserved populations. In past years, our Summer SAT course has helped participants improve their scores by an average of 150 points with some students scoring over 300 points higher on their final diagnostic exam. Results like that can make all the difference in the world when applying to college.
Tutor: We will be hiring Math and English/Reading tutors for an online summer session designed to prepare high school juniors for entrance into top 50 colleges and universities. Despite the “tutor” job title, these instructors will be working with an assigned class, not individuals. Each tutor will deliver a five-week curriculum of SAT material to a class of about 12 students. Tutors will work from a developed curriculum while expanding exercises for their own students as needed. Orientation and training will be provided prior to the start of the course, and tutors will work closely with permanent Legal Outreach staff who oversee the program. Pay: $20/hour.
These positions are perfect for college students, alumni, and graduate students who excelled on the SAT or ACT and are interested in gaining valuable teaching and leadership experience while making a measurable difference in the lives of urban youth over the summer.
For 25 years, Legal Outreach has been raising the bar of academic achievement for urban youth from underserved communities in New York City. Through intensive legal and educational programs, Legal Outreach works with students from middle school through high school to provide them with the vision, skills, and support they need to matriculate at highly selective colleges. For more information go to www.legaloutreach.org.
Type: Summer Position – June 21 through July 30.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Training: One week of paid training will be provided from June 22 through June 26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
– 700 or above in either the Math or English and Reading sections of the SAT test OR 32 or above in either the English and Reading sections or Math and Science sections of the ACT.
– Classroom management skills.
– Teaching experience preferred, but not required. Interview will include a practice teach.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter (include your SAT or ACT scores in the text), resume, and any other relevant documents to [email protected]. Your email subject should read “SAT TUTOR APPLICANT.”
Employment Opportunities: For Writing Instructors
Legal Outreach is a non-profit organization that prepares urban youth, grades 9-12, from underserved communities to compete at high academic levels. Our mission is to foster vision, develop academic and professional skills, enhance confidence, and facilitate the pursuit of higher education. Please see www.legaloutreach.org for additional information about our services, and view our website prior to applying for the position.
The Saturday Writing Classes (SWC) are a core component of Legal Outreach’s College Bound, a rigorous academic program that prepares students for admission into and success in competitive colleges and universities. We are seeking writing instructors with experience teaching or tutoring at the high school and/or college levels who can set high expectations for and inspire underserved minority youth.
- Attend paid staff training dates online in Dec. 2022.
- Teach one class in the Saturday Writing Program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (meets every other Saturday). Those hours will generally include teaching to a group of 10-12 students and individual meetings with selected students from that same group. There will also be paid staff meetings with the Director, either before or after class.
- Lead students through the process of writing a 10-page college-level research paper on the educational achievement gap in the United States.
- Attend staff meetings following Saturday Writing Class (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
- Provide formal, edited feedback on essays following a rubric.
- Commit to teaching on every Saturday Writing Class date. Class dates for the 2022-23 academic year are January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 22, and May 6 & 20.
- Classes will meet once in person and once online every month.
The Legal Outreach SWC curriculum follows a progression: Freshman Grammar, Sophomore Introduction to Essay Writing, Junior Thesis Development, and Senior Research Paper. Seniors spend September – December focusing on college applications.
Seniors will plan, write, and revise a 7-10 page college-level research paper over the course of 10 sessions. The topic will be the achievement gap between different groups of students in the American school system. Students will read texts that introduce them to basic ideas about the education and achievement gap in the United States. They will then research the subject on their own and write an essay that helps us understand and offers solutions to the problem.
We will provide instructors with as much curriculum as they need to lead their students through the course: weekly assignments, worksheets and exercises, a syllabus, a method for writing the paper, etc.
The pedagogical goal of the Senior Research Paper is to prepare students for the types of research-based writing they will be expected to perform in college. Students who successfully complete the Senior Research Paper with B’s (85) or higher will be eligible for $750 – $1000 college scholarships from Legal Outreach.
Teaching applicants must be college graduates with professional experience in writing, teaching, editing or a related field. Instructors should be conversant with the fundamentals of expository writing and the research process, and be able to implement writing pedagogy creatively and rigorously in the classroom. Teaching applicants should be college graduates with professional experience in writing, teaching, editing or a related field who want to make a difference in the lives of New York City youth.
Because of the subject matter of this assignment, we particularly seek applicants with backgrounds in Education, History, Sociology, and related fields, although we will consider applicants from all formal disciplines who are comfortable leading students through a research paper. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher, Masters or PhD candidate, or professional writer to join a team of dedicated writing staff and make a difference in the lives of New York City youth.
Legal Outreach is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply as are all candidates with experience working with diverse student populations.
How to apply
Send an email to [email protected] that follows the guidelines below:
- Use APPLICATION FOR SENIOR SWC INSTRUCTOR as your subject.
- Attach a cover letter, references list, resume (1-2 pp. only), and writing sample (3-5 pp. only).
- Confirm that you can commit to attending every class date listed in the job description.