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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.    

Application portal for Summer 2024 CLASP program opens December 2023    
Application deadline: January 5, 2024    
Preliminary interviews (virtual): January 16 and 17, 2024    

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.

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

Current Participating Corporations and Law Firm Partners 

MetLife, Inc. and Sidley Austin LLP  
T-Mobile and Alston & Bird LLP  
DotDash Meredith and BakerHostetler LLP  
Morgan Stanley and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP  
Signature Bank and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP  
Equitable Holdings & Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP  
American Express and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP   
400 Capital Management and Dechert 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