UCHastings Instagram

Big reunion coming up for the fours and nines! #Repost from @uchastingsalumni --- #party #celebrate #reminisce #thepalacehotel
Instagram Photo Likes e_monster, haefelejesica, mnamnam and 2 others like this.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ABA President James Silkenat Cites Lawyers for America as New Model

Lawyers for America, founded by the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, provides two-year fellowships during students’ final year of law school and their first year as new lawyers.

Our nation is facing a paradox involving access to justice. On the one hand, too many people with low and moderate incomes cannot find or afford a lawyer to defend their legal interests, no matter how urgent the issue. On the other hand, too many law graduates in recent years have found it difficult to gain the practical experience they need to enter practice effectively.

James R. SilkenatThe American Bar Association is uniquely positioned to connect the unmet legal needs of our society and the unmet employment needs of our young lawyers. At my request, the ABA is convening a task force of experts in legal education, legal aid and legal service delivery to determine how we can help resolve both problems together.

Legal “incubator” and residency programs, hosted by law schools and bar associations, are providing good practical experience for recent law graduates who serve populations with unmet legal needs. 

Public interest models are also emerging. Lawyers for America, founded by the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, provides two-year fellowships during students’ final year of law school and their first year as new lawyers.

Read the full letter from American Bar Association President James R. Silkenat in the ABA Journal here.

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"We are, as they say, everywhere!"

Q&A with Tiela Chalmers '86, CEO of the Alameda County Bar Association.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rising 2L Evelina Chang: Effortless Networking 101

Rising 2L and Ms. JD 2014 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Winner Evelina Chang answers the question: “What's the best advice you never got when it comes to law school, lawyering, or public interest law?"
Monday, July 14, 2014

New EEOC Guidance “Significant Victory” for Pregnant Workers

Enforcement guidelines cite and adopt theories from expert Professor Joan C. Williams, Center for WorkLife Law.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Thinkers & Doers: July 11, 2014

UC Hastings people in the news and making moves.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Jill Simeone ’93 on Mentorship: "It's the Gift that Keeps on Giving"

“I see UC Hastings as a national school with a national network.” --Jill Simeone '93, General Counsel, KCAP Financial, New York
Go to News Archive