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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileInternship The candidate will educate law students in public interest law from a free enterprise perspective, with a focus on environmental regulation, employment law, corporate and individual rights, fees, taxes, and regulated industries; To provide law students with exposure to the private legal community, to provide them with legal work experience, to increase their knowledge of the law, and to build their professional confidence; To provide law students with experience in working for a not-for-profit public interest law firm which, in turn, exposes them to law firm operations and client and constituent interactions; and To increase capacity while developing the interns’ research and writing skills. Researching statutes, regulations, cases and other legal material relevant to issues and cases which NELF is addressing; writing internal memoranda of law summarizing that research; Drafting pleadings and appellate and trial court memoranda and briefs; Working on general litigation activities including discovery and court proceedings; Doing legal and other research in connection with seminar and publication topics; and Attending meetings relevant to the issues and cases on which the intern is working. Second or Third-year of law school are preferred.
Martin J. Newhouse
New England Legal Foundation
150 Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111