The Undergraduate Legal Aid Office internship program allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience while earning 3 hours of academic credit. The office selects 8 students per semester. Interns work approximately 6 hours per week and attend an academic session once every other week.
During office hours, interns perform in-take interviews with clients, maintain all administrative records and correspondence, and consult with the attorney. Classroom assignments complement the office learning experience.
To apply, students must have at least 56 credits by the start of the internship and a 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended.
At the end of the semester, interns are afforded the opportunity to apply to the Student Defender Program. Both the internship and Student Defender Program provide an excellent opportunity for students considering a law-related career, or any student who hopes to develop writing and interpersonal skills while helping their peers.
Student Legal Aid Office
3125 South Campus Dining Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
REGULAR SCHOOL YEAR HOURS
Student Defenders are available to provide assistance for university charges 10-4 Monday through Friday.
For Legal Help:
*Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and *Friday: 10:00-5:00
Appointments available on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00
*Note: The attorney is not always available, so please call before you visit.
WINTER AND SUMMER HOURS
The office is generally open M-F 10-4, but please call prior to visiting.