Law Students

Serve in a Part-Time or Summer Position

Make the most of your law school experience by serving in a part-time or summer position.

Equal Justice Works can help you find a position that aligns with your public interest career goals and allows you to develop the skills to be successful in law school and beyond.

Our programs provide you with opportunities to gain hands-on legal experience, expand your connections in the legal field, and support a community or cause you are passionate about. Students who successfully serve in a part-time or summer position can earn a stipend or education award, depending on the program.

Ways You Can Serve in a Part-Time or Summer Position

Veterans Legal Corps

The Veterans Legal Corps (VLC), an AmeriCorps program, helps low-income and homeless veterans secure access to income, housing, employment, and health care. Law students serve at legal services organizations across the country where they:

  • Provide legal assistance to veterans and their families
  • Build relationships with community partners
  • Deliver presentations on veterans’ rights and benefits and create educational tools and resources

Students can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award stipend for successful completion of this program.

Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Crime Victims Justice Corps (CVJC) increases access to civil legal assistance for victims of crime and enforces victims’ rights. Law students serve:

  • Survivors of campus sexual assault, fraud, identity theft, hate crimes, and other crimes.

Students earn a stipend upon successful completion of this program.

Rural Summer Legal Corps

The Rural Summer Legal Corps places law students at legal services organizations to address the civil legal needs of rural communities. Law students can build their skills by:

  • Providing direct legal services
  • Engaging in community outreach and education
  • Expanding their organization’s mission in new and meaningful ways

Students earn a stipend upon successful completion of this program.

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I’ll leave with an invaluable experience that has solidified my desire to work with underrepresented and vulnerable communities throughout the course of my career. I’m forever grateful to both Colorado Legal Services and to Rural Summer Legal Corps for giving me the opportunity to have such a great summer internship.

Ashlyn Kahler-Rios /
University of Colorado Law School