Fordham Law

Fall Externships, Fellowships Available to Fordham Law Students

May 27, 2009

Fordham Law students have the opportunity to perform public interest work at various social agencies and non-profit organizations in New York City this fall. These externships and fellowships have been made available through the Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy and will enhance students' legal skills set and better prepare them for employment upon graduation.

Students can earn credit for these work opportunities, and the fellowships include a stipend. The goal of these externships and fellowships is to expose students to legal services organizations that use an interdisciplinary model of practice in their work with poor and underprivileged families. These organizations employ social workers in order to provide clients a holistic approach to legal problems that often have broader social implications.

Participating organizations include the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, the Bronx Defenders, and the Center for Family Representation. Students will be involved with all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial discovery, hearings, trials, motion practice, and direct work with clients.