For incoming law students, MJF offers the opportunity to participate in law-related public service projects prior to the start of school. Participants are assigned to volunteer at various sites in the metro area and in Greater Minnesota. Participants contribute to the community while gaining exposure to some of the practical aspects of legal work. It is also a fun way to meet classmates before law school begins. Examples of past service projects include assisting pro se parties at courthouse self-help centers and helping people fill out legal forms at brief-advice legal clinics in Greater Minnesota.
MJF will host several sessions of Navigating Public Interest (NPI), one at each local law school. NPI is a half-day orientation that will cover information related to the public interest law community in Minnesota; tips for volunteering; and ways to get involved with MJF. All students are welcome to attend this orientation. This year, NPI will be offered on August 7th at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; on August 14th at University of St. Thomas School of Law; and on August 21st at University of Minnesota Law School.
Please contact your MJF Staff Attorney for more information.