- U of Miami Unveils New ‘Legal Corps’ for Jobless Grads, Will Front $2.5K Stipend for Volunteer Gigs
U of Miami Unveils New ‘Legal Corps’ for Jobless Grads, Will Front $2.5K Stipend for Volunteer Gigs
Posted Nov 15, 2010 2:30 PM CST
By Martha Neil
In what the law school dean at the University of Miami is billing as a groundbreaking program to help jobless grads, it has established a new program that will pay them a $2,500-per-month stipend for six months if government, nonprofit and judicial employers agree to let them work for free, reports the Miami New Times.
"We believe that Legal Corps is the first serious attempt by a law school to contribute in a significant way to both the enormous unmet need for legal services and the harsh economic realities faced by recent law school graduates," says Dean Patricia White in comments included in a law school announcement about the fellowship program.
Last year, she made headlines by writing newly admitted students in a class that was bursting at the seams and urging them to consider carefully whether they should go to law school.
Above the Law: "If You Hire Miami Law Students, The School Will Pick Up The Bill"
Updated at 5:42 p.m. to link to earlier Above the Law post.