|Students still looking for rural practice opportunities; financial assistance available|
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.
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.”