The High School Division of the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program encourages diverse and underrepresented high school students from communities among the five New York City boroughs to explore careers in the law.
In the Summer of 2019, approximately thirty high school students will participate in judicial internships in state and federal courts, educational and professional development workshops, and mentorship opportunities. The students will intern with a state or federal judge located within one of the five New York City boroughs from Monday through Thursday for four weeks. The hours will likely be 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., subject to the individual judge’s discretion. On Fridays, the student interns will meet for educational and professional development workshops at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Students are expected to honor these time commitments to participate in the program.
- Current 11th grade student (Rising 12th grade student in the Summer of 2019)
- Reside in and attend school in the Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island
- Minimum GPA of 82%
- Application Materials: Online Google Form, Transcript, Resume, Essay, and Teacher Recommendation
- Available to attend the SCS JIP Orientation in person on Saturday, May 18, 2019
- November 30, 2018 – High School Intern Application Opens
- March 8, 2019 – High School Intern Application Final Deadline
- April 1 – 11, 2019 – High School Intern Interviews
- May 18, 2019 – 2019 SCS JIP Program Orientation
- July 8, 2019 – August 2, 2019 – High School Program
You may also refer to http://scsjip.org/hs_program.html for a downloadable version of the 2019 Application.
Volunteer Mock Trial Judges Needed! Earn CLE Credit!
In 2014, Empire Mock Trial will host our eighth New York World Championship for high school students on October 25-27. Over the past 8 years, students from 4 continents, 6 countries, and 31 states …
Dear AABANY members,
Empire Mock Trial will host its eighth New York World Championship for high school students from October 25-27. Attorneys and judges are needed to serve as judges, jurors, and educators; 3 CLE credits will be awarded.
Preferred deadline to register is October 17.
For more information, please click on the link in the title.
Thanks to Board member Will Ng for sharing this call for mentors from Legal Outreach. Please read and respond to the call if you are available to help out.
At Legal Outreach, we focus on helping underserved students matriculate to top colleges and universities. We have been very successful in our efforts, as every one of our students graduates from high school, 85% complete college within four years, and 14% go on to become lawyers themselves.
We achieve these results through comprehensive programming that includes internships for the students at law firms and public interest organizations, SAT prep, after-school tutoring, and academic counseling. We also run a Constitutional Law Debate Program where students read fact patterns, analyze case-law, prepare briefs, and perfect oral arguments for constitutional law debates.
All students in our program are assigned an Attorney Mentor. These mentors are lawyers from major legal services firms, non-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout New York City. We are currently recruiting 50 attorneys to be mentors to our rising-sophomores. Attorney Mentors play an integral role in the success of our program and, based on surveys, students have credited much of their academic, personal, and professional accomplishments to the guidance and support they have received from their mentors.
Mentoring is a low-commitment, high reward volunteer activity. Although we do ask that our mentors commit to mentoring a student from their sophomore through senior years of high school, mentoring is only a 4 hour per month commitment. Mentors help students with their constitutional law debate preparation and provide academic and personal counseling to our students. Mentors also receive 3 CLE credits each reporting cycle for participating in our Attorney Mentoring Program.
Our online mentoring application is found at: www.legaloutreach.org/mentor. The application takes only 10-15 minutes to complete. More information about the mentoring program can be found at http://www.legaloutreach.org/ and on Legal Outreach’s mentoring program page. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Ari Joseph, Director of Legal Education at Legal Outreach, at 718.752.0222, ext. 208.
The National Bar Association (NBA) is accepting applications for its 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition. More than $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded to high school juniors and seniors who place in the regional and national competitions. To compete, eligible students must submit an essay by February 28, 2013. For the fourth consecutive year, MetLife is proud to be the Platinum sponsor of the program.
High school juniors and seniors from across the country are invited to submit an essay for the 2013 competition. In no more than 1,000 words, students should address the following issue: Consider how Trayvon Martin was killed walking to his home on February 26, 2012 by George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watchman in a gated community. Some have justified Zimmerman’s actions based on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. If Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive, would he advocate repealing this law and other similar laws? Please discuss why or why not.
For more information, please visit www.nationalbar.org/mlkcompetition.
The 2013 RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program, the largest Asian American student scholarship offered in the New York Tri-State area, is now accepting entries at http://www.rmhcnytristate.org/. The scholarship offers six $17,000 scholarships to high school seniors of Asian descent. Attached is a flyer containing additional information about the scholarship including eligibility guidelines and requirements. The deadline for entries is December 20, 2012.
If you know any financially-needy students who may benefit from this scholarship, please feel free to forward this info them.
If you would like to help promote the scholarship on your social media channels, here are some recommendations: