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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Summer Opportunities in Law

 

Resources Listing Established Internship Programs:

Online Resources:

Experience internship database
LACN (Liberal Arts Career Network) internship database
Internships-USA (see Step Two on linked page)
American Bar Association
   Use search feature – “undergraduate internships”
Everett Public Service Internship Program
Internship and Fellowships for students interested in LawAmherst College Career Center listing of Internship and Fellowships for students interested in Law

Career Center Library Resources

Summer Ops in Law binder
Summer Experience Reports
Internships USA booklets – most current information is available online
Sample Topics: Washington Internships in Law and Policy, Human Rights, Environment

Not-For-Profit Career Fairs – Public Interest/Advocacy Organizations

Annual Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Amherst Not-For-Profit Career Fairs

Networking Resources

Amherst Career Network
Personal Network – friends, family
Other affiliations – teams, clubs

Resources to Assist in Identifying Potential Internship Hosts:

CareerSearch

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator--Search for an attorney by firm, location, area of practice or for attorneys in corporations, agencies of the U.S. Government or law school faculty.

Public Interest Law Directory (Harvard Law School) *available in the Career Center resource library

Public Interest Job Search Guide 1999-2000 (Harvard Law School) *available in the Career Center resource library

Washington Information Directory 2004-2005 *available in the Career Center resource library

Examples From the Experience Internship Database:

Public Interest Intern--Office of Public Interest Advising, Harvard Law School
American Civil Liberties Union, Atlanta , NYC
Legal Aid Society of New York
National Women's Law Center , DC
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, NYC
Supreme Court Judicial Internship Program

Additional Internship Possibilities:

Criminal Justice Clinic, Georgetown Law School
ABC News Law and Justice Unit, NY
National Environmental Law Center , Boston
EarthJustice, Oakland
International Human Rights Law Group
International Law Institute, Washington DC
Legal Aid Society, NYC

Sampling of Summer Pre-Law Programs for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students

THE SIDLEY PRELAW SCHOLARS INITIATIVE is designed to increase diversity in law schools by subsidizing the cost of applying to law school for talented financially needy minority students.

TRIALS is a free summer study program at Harvard or NYU.  Trials is a full-scholarship residential program for talented and motivated college students of underrepresented backgrounds and modest means.  Selected students participate in a rigorous five-week course to improve their chances for admission to the nation's top law schools.

PRELAW UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM (PLUS)

The PLUS program is an intensive several week long law orientation program for underrepresented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession.  The PLUS Program is made possible by a grant from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and is available at the following schools:  Chicago Kent College of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Iowa College of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law and Villanova University School of Law.  Florida State University College of Law offers a Summer Undergraduates Program partially funded by LSAC. 

PLUS - CHICAGO KENT COLLEGE OF LAW

Program duration:  June 3, 2012 to June 30, 2012
Application postmark deadline:  Friday, March 16, 2012
Students can download the application and get more information at http://www.kentlaw.edu/adm/plus/

PLUS - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW
Program duration:  June 3 - 22, 2012
Application deadline: April 1, 2012; review of applications begins on March 1. Early applications are strongly encouraged. For more information about the program please visit: http://www.law.ualr.edu/admissions/plus/.

PLUS - UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - PHILLIP G. HUBBARD LAW SCHOOL
Program duration:  June 4 - 29, 2012
Deadline: March 19, 2012
The application period is January 3-March 19, 2012
More information about the program can be found at http://www.law.uiowa.edu/hubbard

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW PRE-LAW PROGRAM (PLUS)
Not being offered for Summer 2012

PLUS - FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW                                                         Program duration:  May 21-June 14,2012                                                                                                               Application postmark deadline: March 23, 2012
Students can get the application here: http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/

Student contact: Dang Trinh '12 (dtrinh12@amherst.edu)

 
 

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Quest

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Pathways

Pathways
Alumni guiding students.

Alumni Directory

Alumni Directory
Look up Amherst College Alumni.

Liberal Arts Network

Liberal Arts Career Network
Internships and jobs.

Spotlight

Spotlight on Careers
Exploration site by college career services pros.

Career Beam

Career Beam
“Get right to work.”

Going Global

Going Global
International jobs.

Vault

Vault
Career intelligence.

content

Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu