ISBA’s Rural Practice Committee is asking any rural attorney who would be willing
to hire a student for the summer to please contact the committee.
there are 57 students from Creighton University, Drake University and the
University of Iowa who are interested in a rural summer clerkship and have
posted their resumes on the Rural Practice Committee’s webpage. The committee
would like to give as many of those students as possible an opportunity to
experience law practice in a rural community. At present, only four students
have been hired.
couple of financial assistance programs are available to students who
are hired by
rural attorneys that could help the attorneys with the cash outlay for
hiring students for the summer. The ISBA Board of Governors authorized a
that reimburses students up to $500 for lodging, travel and other
expenses. The Iowa State Bar Foundation funded a grant that allows
receive a stipend of $1,000 or $1,500 (depending on the number who
exchange for working at least 50 hours on Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer
information about the two financial assistance programs is available on the
rural practice webpage here. Details about the summer rural clerkship program,
including the benefits of participating, frequently asked questions and a list
of student resumes are available on the same webpage.
the committee co-chairs Phil Garland, at 641-923-3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Amy
Skogerson, at 515-996-4045 or email@example.com.
You can also contact Steve Boeckman, liaison to the committee, at 515-490-2279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.