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2017 Summer Pop-up Law Group

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The Pop-up Law Project Seeks Summer Associates

Dear Students,

Perks to you: legal practitioner experience, some pay, mentorship, high-tech law firm operational experience Perks to non-profits: quality legal services reviewed by licensed attorneys and rates well below market-rate Perks to us: we get to give back to our law schools, great non-profits, and get to hang out with cool students who will surely teach us how to stay hip and current.  We also get to practice project management before our law firm does grow to have more members.

Perks to you: legal practitioner experience, some pay, mentorship, high-tech law firm operational experience
Perks to non-profits: quality legal services reviewed by licensed attorneys and rates well below market-rate
Perks to us: we get to give back to our law schools, great non-profits, and get to hang out with cool students who will surely teach us how to stay hip and current.  We also get to practice project management before our law firm does grow to have more members.

We are excited to share with you this experimental business model over the summer, where our firm offers a few select non-profit organizations deeply reduced/flat rate legal services that are performed by students and reviewed by our attorneys.  So far, the nonprofits who have reached out to us have needs that fall into the realms of IP Law (trademark and copyright) and Social Media Law.  The work will involve copyright registrations, drafting contracts, reviewing copy, and/or legal research.

We are still structuring the flat fees for the non-profits and finding out the scope of their needs, so we are not yet sure how much will be paid to our law student associates.  There certainly will be a per-project/flat-fee pay structure with some bonus for excellent performance.  It may not be much since non-profits are on tight budgets, but we hope great projects with some pay will be well worth your time and attention.  None of these projects are likely to take up more than 10-15 hours a week, though we know that students often do take a bit longer to complete work than do practicing attorneys.  You would be able to work remotely and on your own time, though you'd have to be available for discussion with us about your work that we've reviewed.  And we certainly would welcome meeting you and having career mentoring sessions.

We are seeking applications from students who are rising 2Ls and 3Ls from either Wake Forest School of Law or Carolina Law.  If you are interested in copyright/trademark/social media law, please fill out the form below, and we will send you a questionnaire to fill out that has a portion for uploading your resume.  We will not consider applications received after May 15.  You will know whether or not you are in this Summer Pop-up Legal Project by May 30.

Our intention is that the projects will run between June and August.  Interviews will be telephonic.  You'd know by June if you were selected.

What we are looking for in our associates: integrity, diligence, focus, curiosity, strong legal research/writing skills, and willingness to learn about collaborative technologies that enhance the practice of law.

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