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Corporate Law Firm Alliance Summer Program (CLASP)

The Corporate/Law Firm Alliance Summer Program (CLASP) is a two-year paid summer internship open to qualified 1L and 2L students at select law schools. CLASP participants work two consecutive summers, the first in a corporate legal department and the next for a partnering law firm.  

CLASP participants are matched with mentors in the corporate legal department and the law firm where they work to provide ongoing professional guidance, and receive support from LJP staff.  

The application portal for Summer 2025 will open on Friday, December 13, 2024.  
Preliminary interviews (virtual): Tuesday, January 21 and 22, 2025

The CLASP summer internship program is open to all eligible applicants. 

Applicants need not be affiliated with LatinoJustice PRLDEF. 

To be eligible for consideration, you must be:

  • A first-year law student (1Ls) or a second year part-time student in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • A student at one of the participating law schools listed below.
  • Available for the first round of interviews with LatinoJustice education committee members, if selected.
  • Available to be interviewed by a participating corporation and law firm, if selected as a finalist.  

Current Participating Corporations and Law Firm Partners  
American Express  
DotDash Meredith and BakerHostetler LLP   
Equitable Holdings and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP   
MetLife, Inc.   
Morgan Stanley and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP   
New York Life and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP      
TelevisaUnivision and Paul Hastings   
T-Mobile and Alston & Bird LLP   

Participating Law Schools       
To be eligible to participate in CLASP, 1L applicants must be enrolled at one of the following law schools:       

American University—Washington College of Law       
Boston College Law School       
Boston University School of Law       
Brooklyn Law School       
Cardozo Law School (Yeshiva U.)       
Catholic University—Columbus School of Law       
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law       
University of Connecticut Law       
Hofstra University—MA Deane School of Law       
University of Maryland School of Law       
New York Law School       
Penn State—Dickinson Law       
PennState Law - University Park       
Rutgers University Law School       
Seton Hall Law       
St. John's University School of Law       
SUNY at Buffalo Law School       
Syracuse University School of Law

If you have questions, or want to receive updates on our CLASP program, please email [email protected].