Young Law Interns
Several courts, particularly Baltimore City Circuit Court and Prince George’s County Circuit Court, have been active partners in a unique internship program. For close to two decades, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) has worked with local law firms, courts and law-related agencies to open up a whole new world of possibilities and choices for high school students. MSBA’s Law Links summer internship program connects young people with attorneys in an educational and professional setting. The MSBA presents this public service program every summer to provide summer employment for students, while helping them prepare for college and the professional business world.
Through the MSBA's internship program, the law firms and agencies pay the students for seven weeks of summer employment, including time spent at the Law and Leadership Institute, the educational component of the program.
All interns take a field trip to a court, and some of the internships have been with Baltimore City and Prince George’s County Circuit Courts. The educational program also includes visits with Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Maryland Court of Appeals, and Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn, District Court of Maryland, plus a tour of the University of Maryland School of Law. More than 700 students have taken part in Law Links.
For more information, visit the website for the MSBA’s Citizenship Law-Related Education Program, www.clrep.org/law-links-internship.html.