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Legal internships for high school students

Hi, everyone! I'm extremely interested in law and I'm looking to get some experience during high school. Does anyone know of any legal internships or programs for high school students? I'm hoping to find something that can help me decide if pursuing law in college would be a good fit.

7 months ago

Hello! It's fantastic that you're exploring your passion for law during high school. While internships at law firms are generally reserved for college students or law school students, you still have quite a few options to get a taste of the legal field as a high school student.

One possibility is to seek out law-related summer programs or pre-college programs that focus on legal studies. These programs often feature mock trials, lectures from law professors, and opportunities to meet peers who share your interests.

Programs like the National Student Leadership Conference's Law & Advocacy program or the Duke University Summer Session's Law & Policy course are popular choices among high school students.

In addition, consider contacting local law firms or public interest organizations to inquire about the possibility of shadowing a lawyer, volunteering, or working as a part-time administrative assistant. While you may not participate directly in legal work, you can still learn about the dynamics of a law firm or get exposure to the legal field by observing and assisting professionals.

Don't forget to explore extracurricular activities at your school or nearby organizations that might involve legal themes, such as debate club, mock trial team, or Model United Nations. This way, you can develop crucial skills, such as public speaking, critical thinking, and teamwork, which are highly valued in the legal profession.

Finally, check out this CollegeVine article for more law internship opportunities for high school students: https://blog.collegevine.com/law-internships-for-high-school-students

Best of luck in your search for legal experiences!

7 months ago

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