As a summer associate, you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our pro bono work, working with our lawyers on our ongoing pro bono matters and gaining firsthand experience. Additionally, summer associates can participate in special projects, including the following.
Pro Bono Externships
Summer associates can elect to participate in a two-week pro bono externship in New York with a public service organization—an opportunity through S&C’s partnership with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. These include, among others:
- Goddard Riverside Community Center
- The Legal Aid Society
- Legal Services NYC
- The National Law Center for Law and Economic Justice
- Vera Institute for Justice
Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP) and Sanctuary for Families, appearing in court to assist victims of domestic violence and obtain temporary orders of protection.
Transgender Name Change Project, assisting on name change matters by filing a name change petition and attending a court appearance in order to obtain a legal name change for a client.
Anti-Defamation League Summer Associate Research Project, researching novel questions of constitutional law.