2013 Diversity Summer Intern - Legal Aid Scholarship - Student Application Deadline - March 8

Purpose

At the Legal Aid Society we believe excellence and diversity go hand in hand.  Diversity produces different perspectives, richer thinking, creative solutions, and a collegial culture of mutual respect.  In sum, it enhances our ability to represent clients whose basic human needs are threatened. 

Through the Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program at the Legal Aid Society, we demonstrate our commitment to increase the number of attorneys who are historically under-represented and who wish to pursue a career in public interest law.  The Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program affords the opportunity for a law student to spend a summer with us assisting our attorney staff with legal problems faced by low-income families.

Eligibility

To be selected as a Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholar at the Legal Aid Society, students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, be a member of a historically under-represented group, and intend to practice in the Louisville- area upon graduation.  Students must have successfully completed the first year of a full-time J.D. program by May 2013, and must be able to spend 12 weeks during the summer to work full-time at the Legal Aid Society. 

Award

The Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program awards a financial stipend of $3,500 to the Diversity Scholar.  The stipend is paid in two installments – one half upon the beginning of the summer term, the remainder upon the conclusion of the 12 weeks. 

To Apply

Go to:  www.laslou.org for additional details and to download application.  Submit resume, transcript, personal statement and application as one attachment to Jeff Been, Executive Director at:  jbeen@laslou.org by 4 p.m. on March 8, 2013.