Mich. Law School to Pay Students $5K for Public Interest Internships
Posted Aug 27, 2008 9:03 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The University of Michigan law school has announced it will pay $5,000 to second-year law students who intern with qualified government or public interest groups.
Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a 1989 Michigan law grad, applauded the program, the National Law Journal reports. "A public service guarantee would have made a big difference for me when I was in law school," she said in a news release. “Instead of spending my summers at firms because I couldn't afford to work for free, I could have had a foot in the door to a public interest job much sooner.”
The school calls the new program the Public Interest Guarantee.