NACDL Diversity Task Force 2012 Summer Law Fellowships in Criminal Defense

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking up to five (5) Minority Law Fellows to match with exceptional, experienced, criminal defense attorney members for up to eight (8) weeks working in a criminal defense law practice. The purpose of the fellowship is to advance diversity in the criminal defense community by giving underrepresented populations an opportunity to gain experience in a criminal defense law practice. Fellows will actively intern inWashington, D.C., New York, NY, San Juan, PR, or Denver, CO, as well as be invited to participate in NACDL events and networking opportunities during the summer. Each Fellow will receive a weekly stipend of $500.00

Interested applicants must 1) be law students in good academic standing enrolled in an ABA accredited law school at the time the application is submitted; 2) submit a personalized cover letter that addresses a) a first & second placement preference and b) why the applicant wants to be a NACDL Fellow; 3) submit a 1-2 page resume; 4) fully complete the entry form; and 5) email a completed application package to Daniel Weir by January 17, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. EST. To confirm receipt of submission, contact Daniel Weir. Other questions? Contact Geneva Vanderhorst, attention: NACDL Fellowship.

For entry form and written assignments, visit the website.