Public Interest Internships for Law Students

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PillarLooking for some legal experience this semester or summer? Volunteer with the The Center for Arkansas Legal Services or Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. These two organizations assist thousands of Arkansans every year in priority areas, such as family law, consumer issues, bankruptcy or evictions. They provide assistance in every county across the state of Arkansas.

What is Legal Aid?
Our vision is to improve the lives of low-income Arkansans by championing equal access to justice for all regardless of economic or social circumstances. Legal aid advocates assist clients differently depending on each client’s unique situation.  As a public interest law intern, you will gain critical experience for your future legal career by:

  • Developing courtroom and trial skills (must be Rule 15)

  • Drafting pleadings

  • Conducting legal research

  • Conducting client interviews

  • Investigating cases

Arkansas Law Schools – Public Interest Opportunities For Students

UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Pro Bono Opportunities
1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

Phone: 501-324-9441

Description: The pro bono program began placing credited externships with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services in 2009. Kelly Terry is the Director of the Public Service Externship Program and Pro Bono Opportunities. UALR Students should contact Professor Kelly Terry about pro bono and vounteer opportunities.  Your donated time counts towards the Dean's Certificate of Public Service.

Please note: Members of the general public who are interested in receiving legal services should contact the Legal Clinic at 501-324-9441.

University of Arkansas School of Law Pro Bono Programs
Waterman Hall, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: 479-575-2403

Description: The pro bono program is many years old. Cyndi Nance, pro bono coordinator for the University Of Arkansas School of Law, can be contacted for a list of pro bono opportunities available to University of Arkansas School of Law Students.

For more information about becoming a volunteer intern at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services please fill out the contact form.

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