Attorneys: Find a Research Assistant

Attorneys working in pro bono, public interest, or with low-income or disadvantaged clients may request the assistance of law students through MJF.

Find a Research Assistant 

There are two categories of research assistance available through MJF: brief research project assistance and more in-depth research support through Legal Scholarship for Equal Justice (LSEJ). Legal aid agencies and attorneys may request law student support on short-term legal research projects. These are brief issues that require a “relatively” short time-frame, usually 2-4 weeks. LSEJ asks attorneys and students to identify systemic problem areas facing legal services clients that could be best addressed through a long-term (usually a semester-long) legal analysis in a law school journal article or other scholarship produced by students.

If you are interested in getting research assistance, the first step is to fill out this online form or download the PDF. Please return the completed form via the online submission, or you can send the filled out PDF to MJF by fax (612-626-0056), by email ( or postal service to 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455.  Following receipt of your request, an MJF staff person will contact you.  Please contact MJF’s program director, Sara Schwebs (, with questions or for more information.

Thank you! We look forward to working with you.