Acceptance into the program is a four-step process:
Law students apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 20, 2018. Students should be notified of selections by the end of May.
Along with your application, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
If you are selected, you will be eligible to take the February bar examination. The Monday after the exam, you will serve full time for 12 weeks (from March - May 2019) in a local pro bono placement, while also completing a 3-credit seminar course at the law school.
As a Scholar, you will be providing access to justice for those in need and getting significant experience and developing contacts in the public interest field locally and statewide. Accepted Scholars for next year will also be permitted to take the New York bar examination in February 2019 (before graduation).
Upon successful completion of the program and any other graduation requirements, you will be awarded your Juris Doctor degree and, assuming success on the bar exam and meeting of other bar requirements, be admitted to practice as soon as practicable after graduation. Therefore, by participating in the program, you accelerate the pace at which you can enter the legal market as a licensed attorney, with a semester of full-time experience.
If you have any questions, please contact Melinda R. Saran, Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives.