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Category: 2011 Split Summer Positions

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Disclaimer: As of Nov. 25 not all opportunities have been updated for 2011. Please, refer to their websites.

Source of FundingDescriptionLocationAmountDurationApplications must be received byApplication InstructionsWeb SiteOther Important Information
Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP Douglas Arant Fellowship The Douglas Arant Public Interest Fellowship offers a law student who works with Bradley Arant during the summer the opportunity to spend time with a public service organization. The summer associate who applies for and is selected to receive the Fellowship, works a minimum of six weeks in one of the firm's offices, and a minimum of four weeks for a public service organization chosen by the summer associate and approved by the firm's Pro Bono Committee. The number of fellowships granted each year is limited and priority is given to second year law students. Various Compensated as if intern were working in one of the firm's offices. Minimum of 6 weeks with firm and 4 weeks with public interest organization March 1, 2011 Submit application (PDF available on Web site) to mscrews@babc.comWeb Site
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLPThe Cadwalader Public Interest Fellowship is awarded annually to one or two New York office summer associates entering the third year of law school who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing legal work in both the public and private sectors. Each fellow spends the first eight weeks of the summer as a summer associate in the New York office, and the next four to six weeks in the legal department of a New York City public interest organization of his or her choosing, making arrangements with assistance from the firm as necessary. New York, NYSummer associate compensation for the first segment of the summer; $8,000 grant for the work in the public sector 8 weeks with firm and 4-6 weeks with public interest organization Notify Cadwalader of interest during OCI Questions should go to: Emily Thomas at emily.thomas@cwt.comWeb Site
Crowell & Moring Crowell & Moring offers several of our summer associates a chance to participate in our Public Interest Fellowship program. Summer associates selected as public interest fellows, or PIFs, "split" their summer between the firm and a public interest organization. Over the past several years, approximately one-third of our summer associates participated in the program.Washington, D.C. Unknown NA Unknown Contact Attorney Recruiting Department at legalrecruiting@crowell.comWeb Site
Fenwick & West LLP Fenwick & West, a premier law firm providing comprehensive legal services to high technology and life sciences clients, has established an innovative Diversity and Public Interest Summer Associate Fellowship. The Fellowship will be presented to up to two summer associates who will work for eight weeks at Fenwick & West, then will work for the remainder of the summer, at law firm summer associate pay levels, with one of many public interest organizations that focuses on serving the legal needs of a diverse population. The Fellowship will be available to second year law students selected for their commitment to community service, exceptional leadership and outstanding academic performance. Public interest organizations that have agreed to partner with Fenwick & West to provide placements for law students include organizations such as the Asian Law Caucus and La Raza Centro Legal. Unknown SA salary NA Unknown Web Site
Goodwin Procter Summer associates who work in the Washington DC office have the opportunity to apply for a unique program within their summer experience at Goodwin Procter. Every year we sponsor two summer associates for a Public Interest Fellowship Program. The Public Interest Fellows spend a minimum of seven weeks at our DC office, and then work at a public interest organization of their choice for the second half of the summer. We continue to pay the full summer associate salary throughout the program. For more information, please contact Cindy Jahr Evans, Legal Recruitment Manager. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2010.Washington, D.C. SA salary Minimmum of 7 weeks with firm TBA, 2010 deadline was December 1 Web Site
King & Spalding LLP We offer firmpaid public interest externships in the second half of the summer for any interested summer associates. Click on each office for specific informationg on whether that office allows split summers and what the rules for splitting are. Various SA salary Depends on office, but a minimum of between 6-8 weeks with firm Unknown Web Site
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each summer, the program awards up to three successful candidates a fellowship that enables them to spend four weeks of their summer working at one of four designated public interest organizations.Pittsburgh, PASA salary or $1,000/wk stipend if not doing a SA with K&L Gates 4 weeks with public interest organization Unknown Web Site
Miller & Chevalier The goal of our summer program is to provide you with a realistic and candid look at our firm and allow you to see for yourself that Miller & Chevalier is committed to providing extraordinary legal services in a friendly, professional, and fast-paced environment. Consistent with the firm’s emphasis on pro bono, the summer program provides an extraordinary public interest opportunity. One second year summer associate who elects to spend a full summer with us will be eligible to participate in our Summer Public Interest Program. The student selected for this program will work at full salary for four weeks in the local offices of a public interest organization. Current participating organizations are the Public Defender Service, the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and The Legal Aid Society for the District of Columbia.Washington, D.C. SA salary 4 weeks with public interest organization Unknown Web Site
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Morgan Lewis established its Public Interest and Community Service Program (PICS) in 2001. Every summer associate is given the opportunity to participate in PICS, which we believe to be unlike any program offered by any other U.S. law firm. Under this program, every summer associate has the option of either participating in the firm’s traditional summer associate program for the full summer, or spending the first part of the summer (at least six weeks) in the traditional program, followed by a full-time assignment at a public interest or community service organization. Summer associates who select the PICS option receive a stipend equal to the salary that they would have received at the firm. Various locations throughout the U.S. SA Salary Minimum of 6 weeks with firm Unknown Submit resume, law school transcripts and writing sample using the online application systemWeb Site
Nixon Peabody LLP The emphasis of our summer program is to provide law students with a realistic view of life as an associate at NP. You will be provided with the opportunity to learn skills through a combination of training programs and mentoring. We provide our summer associates with training in practical business skills ranging from setting goals and building personal networks to time management and workplace etiquette. Split summer requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. In the case of a split summer, it is required that the first 5 weeks are spent with us.One of 8 Nixon Peabody offices: Boston, Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles, Rochester, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C.Boston, Chicago, NY, SF, DC: $2,800 per week; Long Island: $2,100 per week; Rochester: $1,825 per week NA Unknown Apply online at applysummer.nixonpeabody.com - check the box next to the office(s) of interest. Be prepared to attach a cover letter, resume, copy of your law school transcript and a writing sample (10-20 pages)Web Site
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLPThese positions will be offered to exceptional first-year law students who show the promise of being outstanding attorneys and, in addition, contributing meaningfully to the diversity of Munger, Tolles & Olson and the legal community, including, but not limited to, law students who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups, are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, are physically challenged, or are from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Upon completion of six weeks at the firm, each participant in the 1L Summer Program will have the option to spend four weeks performing legal work for a non-profit organization in the Los Angeles or San Francisco area and receive his or her weekly salary from the firm. Students interested in this option will need to submit a written description of the public interest opportunity prior to commencing employment at the firm.Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA SA Salary 6 weeks with firm, 4 weeks with public interest organizationMarch 5, 2011Applications must include: 1) Cover letter specifying the applicant's office preference, 2) Resume, 3) Official or unofficial transcript (photocopy and/or online version) of first semester law school grades, 4) Official or unofficial transcript (photocopy and/or online version) of undergraduate grades, 5) A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your interest in Munger, Tolles & Olson 1L Summer Program and how you would contribute to diversity of the legal profession, and 6) Contact information for two references, at least one of whom can comment meaningfully on your law school work. Web SiteFor diverse 1Ls
Blank Rome LLP Public Interest Fellowship Blank Rome believes in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Pro bono activities put a human face on the law and develop students' passion for helping those who cannot afford legal representation. Summer associates are an integral part of the pro bono team, and have worked on matters as varied as asylum cases, child custody, domestic violence, estate planning for low-income senior citizens, and a death penalty appeal. First-year law students who spend a summer with us and receive and accept our offer to return for a second summer are also offered a Blank Rome Public Interest Fellowship. The fellowship allows those students to spend half of their second summer working at a public interest organization while receiving full pay from Blank Rome.New York City, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. Not posted Half summer Online or send your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: New York: Elizabeth Turchyn, Attorney Recruiting Specialist, 212.885.5473, eturchyn@blankrome.com Philadelphia: Kristyn Aria, Law Student Recruiting, Specialist, 215.988.6905, aria-k@blankrome.com Washington, DC: Emily B. Ducat, Attorney Recruiting Specialist, 202.944.3517, ducat@blankrome.comWeb SiteFor 2LS who have also worked for the firm as 1Ls
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Dewey & LeBoeuf offers several public interest fellowships and externships, which are intended to engage lawyers and law students in significant pro bono work. Summer Associate Fellowships and Externships For law students in our New York summer program, the firm offers fully paid, partial-summer public interest fellowships and externships at approved public interest organizations. For law students in our Washington, DC summer program, the firm offers: Fully paid, partial-summer public interest fellowships and externships at approved public interest organizations; and The Philip W. Buchen Public Interest Fellowship, which allows students in our Washington, DC office with an interest and background in international trade, energy, intellectual property, tax or white collar criminal matters to work at an approved public interest organization related to one of these practice areas. New York, NY and Washington, DC SA salary Half summer Web SiteFor 2ls
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Kelley Drye also offers a summer pro bono fellowship to a summer associate interested in working for a non-profit organization in the New York metropolitan area. Law students accepted into the firm's summer program are invited to apply for the fellowship prior to starting their summer program. The Fellow receives the same salary and benefits as summer associates who work at the firm's offices for the entire summer. New York, NY SA salary NA Web SiteFor 2LS
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLPPaul Hastings offers a limited number of second year law students the ability to participate in their "Public Interest Split Program." The not-for-profit organization is subject to conflicts clearance and approval by the firm. Interested individuals should request consideration for this program at the time of their interviewVarious U.S. Locations, including: NY, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. SA Salary NA Unknown Web SiteFor 2LS
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Each year, Simpson Thacher awards Public Interest Fellowships to a select group of summer associates. The Fellowships support these students’ participation in a significant public service project of their choosing during part of their summer with Simpson. All summer associates are invited to apply for a public interest fellowship during the month of January before their summer program. Public Interest Fellows spend eight weeks at Simpson Thacher and the next four to six in public service, during which they continue to receive their full salary. NY, LA, D.C., Palo Alto SA salary 8 weeks with firm and 4-6 weeks with public interest organization Web SiteFor 2LS
Steptoe & Johnson LLP The program is designed to accommodate as many as seven participants. Each spends a minimum of eight weeks of the summer working at Steptoe, followed by four weeks with a public service group of interest to him or her. Steptoe pays one-half the firm’s regular weekly summer associate salary for each of those four weeks. Participants are employed by the public interest organization under the same terms and conditions that apply to its other summer law clerks, and have the same experiences, including workload, supervision, evaluation and the type of projects offered.Washington, D.C. 1/2 weekly SA salary 8 weeks with firm and 4 weeks with public interest organization Inquiries regarding the details of the program should be addressed to the firm's Director of Attorney Services and Legal Recruiting, Rosemary Kelly Morgan, at 202.429.8036 or to the firm’s Public Service Counsel, Barbara Kagan, at 202.429.6258.Web SiteFor 2LS
Vinson & Elkins LLP The firm requires that the first half of the summer be spent in one of our offices, and the second half at a public interest organization approved by the firm and in any U.S. city where the firm has an office. The firm will sponsor two second year law students who are clerking at Vinson & Elkins for the Public Interest Split Summer Program. During the second half of the summer while the student works at the public interest organization, Vinson & Elkins will continue to pay the student the Vinson & Elkins weekly summer associate salary for a maximum of six weeks. Home office for the first half & any U.S. city for the second half SA salary for max of 6 weeks Half summer If you have any questions or are interested in this opportunity for the summer of 2011, please notify Stephanie Pratt, Attorney Employment Manager, at spratt@velaw.com. Please note, you must have received a summer associate position in one of our offices to apply for the Public Interest Split Summer program.Web SiteFor 2LS
Wiggin and Dana LLP We offer a split-summer opportunity for one second year law student to spend the first five weeks at Wiggin and Dana and the remainder of the summer at a public interest organization approved by the firm. New Haven, CT Not specified 5 weeks with firm Contact Kathy Gilloran, Dir. of Professional Recruitment and Development kgilloran@wiggin.comWeb SiteFor 2LS

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