LIP Service

While summer internship programs are common at many law firms, corporate legal departments rarely take advantage of this cost-effective source of energetic and smart labor.

There are many advantages to starting a legal internship program (LIP)--and I don't mean sending out bright-eyed students to pick up your dry cleaning or your latte at Starbucks. When given challenging assignments, a small team of intelligent law school students can dramatically boost your department's productivity by reviewing documents, analyzing data and conducting research--gathering state data, for example, is an excellent summer intern project. While you benefit from the economical work that is accomplished, your interns gain a unique opportunity to experience day-to-day legal life in a corporate environment.

Janice Block

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