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Community Law and Business Clinic offers Public Interest Research Fellowship

The Community Law & Business Clinic is accepting proposals from second-year law students who are interested in working in the clinic as a Public Interest Research Fellow. The Public Interest Research Fellowship assists future public interest leaders as they move from school to practice.

Through the Fellowship, the Community Law & Business Clinic offers an opportunity for a second-year law student to gain practical experience with public interest law while still in law school.

Unique to the Fellowship, the selected student will work in his or her area of interest. Such interests could include poverty law, environmental law, or consumer law, but this is not an inclusive list. In the end the student will work in an area they select and where there is a need for good lawyers to do great things. Through this work, the fellow will gain experience and develop a network of contacts and resources that will help to launch a career in the public interest.

The placement provides both funding for a part-time position during school and a summer clerking position in the clinic. In addition, the student is given the time and support needed to apply for post-graduation public interest fellowships.

If you would like to be considered for the Public Interest Law Fellowship, beginning during the Spring 2010 semester, please submit a one-page description of a proposed area of work along with a current resumé by Dec. 31, 2009, to Professor Steve Virgil by email to virgilsm@wfu.edu. Include a description of the type of work you would like to do in the public interest, either now or after you graduate.

Proposals will be reviewed immediately after Dec. 31 with an anticipated start date sometime in January 2009.