First Year Fellows Program
- Year-long program for 1L students
- Build skills that will help you become a leader and launch a career in public interest and social justice work.
- Terrific way to connect with other students and attorneys who share common interests and career goals.
- Includes monthly workshops and opportunities for networking and mentoring with attorneys and community leaders
Attend monthly workshops scheduled around your 1L class schedule. Topics may include:
- Public Interest Careers
- Current Climate for Low-Income Families in Washington
- Day in the Life of a Public Interest Attorney
- Cultural Competency/Working with Clients in Poverty
- Client Interviewing
- Professional Responsibility for Law Student Interns
- Courthouse Visit
- Poverty Simulation
- Finding, Applying for, and Interviewing for Public Interest Positions
- Networking Opportunities with Public Interest Attorneys
Write and submit a one-page personal statement that answers the following:
- What in your personal and professional background has motivated you to explore a career in public interest?
- What motivated your decision to come to law school?
- What do you hope to gain from becoming an ATJI First Year Fellow?
- What activities and experiences do you most hope to participate in during law school?