Real Property Law Section Student Internship Program
Host Firms Wanted for the FALL 2019 Semester—Are You Interested in Hosting?
The Real Property Law Section
(RPLS) has partnered with law schools in New York State to create an RPLS
Student Internship Program. The purpose of this clinical program is to give
second and third year law students interested in transactional real estate
(including environmental and sustainability issues) and real estate litigation
a semester of work experience in a law firm or corporate law department.
For a synopsis of the program
goals and procedures click here.
We are now actively soliciting firms to host law students who wish to
participate in the internship program during the Fall 2019 semester. The host
firm will have one or more law students working ten to fifteen hours per week
assisting real estate practitioners in the firm.
Student interns do not receive compensation from the host firm but, instead,
receive course credit from their law schools. The host firms must not bill for
the students' work, as that would violate the law schools' policy. The interns'
work product should be sufficient compensation to the host firm.
Host firms are asked to
assign at least one research and writing assignment to the intern during
his/her semester of service, to critique the intern's work product, and to
interact with the law school's internship program coordinator.
Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School,
Hofstra Law School, New York Law School, Pace Law School, St. John's Law School, Touro Law School and Albany Law School participate in the program.
Programs from previous years were extremely successful and we have had very
positive feedback from our host firms, interns and participating law
All firms that are interested
in participating as a host firm this fall should complete and email the Host
Firm Information form to David L. Berkey ([email protected]) as soon as possible.