A collaboration between People’s Parity Project (PPP), the Systemic Justice Project (SJP), and the Justice Catalyst (JC) announces a COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute, which will engage law students in full-time (or part-time) summer legal fellowships, working with legal and law-related organizations on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis. While working on urgent projects, fellows will also participate in additional educational and community-building programming.
Fellows will work individually or on teams on a variety of projects aimed at ensuring the most vulnerable members of our society obtain the support they need and meet the legal challenges they face in this public health and economic crisis, including:
- Direct client work (e.g., law-related work, such as staffing a helpline or assisting individuals with unemployment insurance forms)
- Legal research/writing (e.g. memos, reports, know your rights materials)
- Advocacy efforts
The Institute will consist of law student summer fellows, working on projects proposed by partner organizations and attorneys, under the supervision and project management of the Summer Institute’s Organizing Committee, with additional supervision and mentorship from partner organizations and from volunteer attorneys.