The Access to Justice Tech Fellows program (ATJ Tech Fellows) is seeking diverse and entrepreneurial-minded first and second-year law students who are passionate about social justice and want to spend the next summer learning new ways to leverage technology to a real-life legal service delivery and access problem.
During the 10-week paid experiential program, over 20 competitively-selected fellows will gain dynamic, hands-on experience, build skills, develop networks, and increased knowledge while embedded in legal services organizations throughout the nation while working at the intersection of law and technology to develop innovative solutions and programs to improve access to justice. You can learn more about each of the 2018 summer positions here.
Participating Fellows become capable of integrating multidisciplinary approaches to solving legal service delivery problems. Promoting skills such as human-centered design, fostering empathy, project management, data analysis, cultural competency, and the ability to develop, test, and implement new justice based technology solutions to more efficiently meet the legal needs of poor and marginalized communities. Last year’s inaugural class of Fellows worked on projects such as designing interactive online legal forms for self-represented litigants and creating an online portal to support greater pro bono attorney involvement.
The Fellowship application is open now. The Deadline to apply is February 9, 2018, at 8:00 pm EST. Law students must apply through the online application portal or download the application and email their completed application package to firstname.lastname@example.org.