Approximately a dozen students from the law
schools at Creighton, Drake and the University of Iowa are still hoping for an
opportunity to spend the summer as a clerk or to be hired as a full-time
associate in a rural practice. That’s based on surveys made by representatives
in the career placement offices of the three schools last week.
Eight of the 12 are 3L students who graduated
this year and are looking for full-time positions. Two are 2L students and two
are 1Ls looking for summer clerkship opportunities. An additional 20 students,
who had posted resumes on the ISBA Rural Practice Committee’s webpage, have
not responded to the surveys, and their employment status is unknown.
Thus far, 11 students who expressed interest
in a rural practice opportunity have been hired by rural practice attorneys
either full-time or as clerks. The Rural Practice Committee would like to place
at least 15 students this summer.
To hire a student as a full-time associate or as a summer clerk, review the resumes on the Rural Practice Committee webpage here. To have resumes emailed to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students hired can apply for financial
assistance if approved by the hiring attorney. Details on those programs are
available on the Rural Practice Committee webpage. Click on "Application for Rural Practice Committee/Iowa
Legal Aid Stipend Program,” and on "Grant Application – ISBA Rural Practice Summer Clerkship Program.”