Volunteer Before Your First Day of Law School
Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) is a nonprofit that works with Mitchell Hamline and the other local law schools, striving for justice by creating opportunities for law students to perform public interest and pro bono legal services. MJF provides a variety of meaningful opportunities for law students throughout their time in law school, in addition to helping students explore self-created volunteer opportunities.
Hybrid students located outside Minnesota can work with the MJF staff attorney on an individual basis to identify possible volunteer opportunities for this summer.
Volunteer with Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) this summer!
Incoming students who are interested in volunteering this summer with one of Minnesota Justice Foundation’s partner agencies in the Twin Cities metro area are welcome to contact MJF staff attorney Susan Morrow at email@example.com for more information. Time commitments vary and include everything from one-time volunteer opportunities to a commitment of 4-8 hours per week or more. This is a great way to meet other law students and attorneys while serving the community and learning about local legal services providers.
MJF Pre-Orientation Service Projects
MJF offers incoming first-year students the opportunity to participate in law-related public service projects prior to the start of school through its Pre-Orientation Service Projects (POSP). Participants will be assigned to volunteer at various sites in the metro area and Greater Minnesota. By participating, you will contribute to the community while gaining exposure to some of the practical aspects of legal work. It is also a fun way to get to know classmates before law school begins.
Projects range from one day to four days, depending on the needs of the agency.
Projects will take place the week of August 8, 2016. Register here.
Examples of Past Service Projects Include:
- assisting pro se parties at courthouse self-help centers;
- helping people fill out legal forms at brief-advice legal clinics in Greater Minnesota;
- and conducting client satisfaction surveys.
If you would like more information, please contact your MJF staff attorney, Susan Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.