Posted by Laura Hosid at 9:57 AM
Started in 2008, the Akin Gump Summer Pro Bono Scholars Program is a two-summer
program for top law students who show a strong interest in making pro bono an
integral part of their Akin Gump careers. The Pro Bono Scholars are rising
second-year law students who work both at the firm and at a public interest
organization during the summer. The next (rising third year) summer, the Pro
Bono Scholars are members of the firm’s regular summer associate program.
In 2012, the Pro Bono Scholars Program will be expanding from the Dallas, New
York and Washington offices to include the Houston and Los Angeles offices.
The firm will accept applications
between January 23, 2012 and February 15, 2012. The application should include a resume, transcript
(uncertified is acceptable) and writing sample. In addition, each candidate is
required to submit a short statement (no more than 500 words) describing his or
her interest in having a career at Akin Gump and making pro bono a part of his
or her practice.
For more details, please visit http://www.akingump.com/probono/probonoscholarsprogram/.