Rural Summer Legal Corps Program DEADLINE EXTENDED to 2/19 11:59pm

Colorado Legal Services is actively seeking candidates interested in improving the conditions of farm workers through education, advocacy and legal representation. Fellows will be based in Denver and must be fluent in English and Spanish.

More broadly, the Rural Summer Legal Corps program connects public interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. 30 Fellowship opportunities are available nationwide to provide critical legal services to rural communities in the areas of housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, Native American, and family law. Your students are of course welcome to apply to any positions that they find interesting, I just wanted to highlight the Colorado opportunity for you. Applicants are able to rank up to three sites in terms of geographic preference.

Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend and begin the summer with intensive training from poverty law experts in Washington, DC before deploying to their host site for an 8-10 week placement.  1Ls and 2Ls are eligible. Interested students can learn more about the program and apply by Sunday, February 19th,11:59pm  here.

Claire Cusella

Program Manager

Law School Engagement & Advocacy

(p) 202.466.3686 ext. 112

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