While most mentoring programs are based on occasional meetings between seasoned practitioners and young lawyers, GP|Solo’s Law Student Mentoring Program does more. The program, aimed to fill some of the gaps of traditional law school education, focuses on introducing law students to the practical aspects of being a lawyer through real world activities and the mentor’s insight and guidance. Further, the program is flexible, enabling the law student to pick his or her own mentor and tailor the program’s criteria to his or her own interests.
By completing the law student mentoring program, students will have established a strong relationship with their mentors, witnessed several legal proceedings of their choosing, and gained valuable insight to the things law school doesn’t teach. Each student who successfully completes the program earns an acknowledgment as a token of his or her accomplishment.
The National Association for Law Placement Apartment Exchange website is up and running. You can post summer sublets and look for sublets in other cities. Keep this in mind as the summer internship hiring season progresses and your summer plans begin to firm up.
If you are not using PSLawNet you are missing employment and fellowship opportunities! Keep up to date on the summer and post-graduate job market! PSLawNet facilitates public interest employment opportunities for law students (and graduates) with thousands of listings of opportunities and employers across the country and around the world. Register and use their services free of charge. PSLawNet is the very best source of public interest opportunities for law students and grads - put it to work for you!
A portal for students and graduates interested in nonprofit organizations and issues, nonprofit careers, and internships. Idealist provides numerous services to the global community (almost all of them for free) in an effort to connect people, resources and nonprofits around the world.
Labor & Employment Law
Interested in internships and attorney positions? Access the current and previous Hiring Halls of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO here.
Intercollegiate Job Bank
CUNY Law School participates in the Intercollegiate Job Bank, a web resource in which 130 law schools from across the country post a compendium of job notices which are updated on a monthly basis. The Job Bank is coordinated by Brigham Young University School of Law. Students. CUNY Students should email us for access.
Instructions To Alumni To Other Law Schools
Check with your law school to see whether it participates in this Job Bank. If your school is not a participant of the Job Bank, please ask your career services office to make a reciprocity request by contacting us. Decisions on access will be made on a case by case basis. If access is granted, it will be limited to your accessing on one of the computers in the Career Planning Office at CUNY School of Law. There will be no off-campus access to our Symplicity job database.
There are a number of sources of pro bono opportunities for lawyers and law students in New York. The following websites provide listings, searchable by county, subject area and population served. Under the category "Projects For," there are listing specifically for law students. This state-wide guide is a collaborative effort of the New York State Bar Association, Pro Bono Net, Vols and the New York City Bar. The Guide may be accessed on the following websites:
A comprehensive and up-to-the minute source for specific hiring information for Summer Internship deadlines and procedures, as well as Post-graduate Honors Programs. A user name and password are required. Contact the Career Planning Office for access.
State Judicial Clerkship (and other judicial opportunity) Applicants
Visit the Vermont Law School's Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures. A user name and password are required. Contact the Career Planning Office for access.
Also visit the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). No password is required.
State clerkships are typically less competitive than federal clerkships, and such high grades are not a prerequisite. For the NY metro area, the NJ Judiciary offers the most opportunities and applications should go directly to each judge - Career Planning will have materials available for this route too. Over the years several CUNY Law students have accepted NJ Supreme Court clerkships to begin in the Fall of the year of their graduation. Applications are submitted during Fall semester of the third year. A booklet on applying for New Jersey State Court clerkships is available.