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For students that have aspirations of attending law school, a real world experience in the legal field will help distinguish yourself from other applicants as well as introduce you to possible career paths for your future degree. Judicial internships experienced by Gerald Ford Institute for Public Service members are typically reserved for law school students, so the rigor of these opportunities give great understanding into different aspects of our legal system.

Spotlight: Madeline Drury, ’15, and Johanna Schulte, ’15

Two people standing in front of a wall that reads: "Bluhm Legal Clinic"Through a partnership with Northwestern University School of Law, Maddie and Johanna spent the summer of 2013 in Chicago interning for the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center of Wrongful Convictions. In addition to learning about the effects of wrongful convictions, they researched evidence for specific cases and helped evaluate whether or not the clinic should take on certain clients. This experience complemented Maddie’s studies in sociology and Johanna’s pre-law academic focus.

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Legal Offices

  • 24th District Court
  • Kalamazoo County Juvenile Court
  • Office of Juvenile Court Judge – Hamburg, Germany
  • Ingham County Probate Court
  • 3rd Circuit Court
  • 30th Circuit Court Intensive Neglect Services
  • US Supreme Court
  • Clark Hill Law Firm
  • Federal Legal Aide Defenders
  • Legal Department – Meritor, Inc.
  • Wayne County Prosecutor
  • District Attorney – City of Philadelphia
  • Administrative Office of the US Courts
  • Essex County Correctional Facility