Dallas Association of Young Lawyers: 2021 Judicial Internship Program
The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Judicial Internship Committee is organizing its 2021 Judicial Internship Program. The Program provides law students with a rare and invaluable behind-the-scenes experience working with the judiciary. A second, but equal, purpose of the Program is to provide local judges with research support. By sending a single submission to DAYL, students automatically apply with all judges in a variety of courts who participate in the Program. DAYL’s award-winning Judicial Internship Program has been recognized by both the American Bar Association / Young Lawyers Division and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
All law students from the University of Texas School of Law are invited to participate in the Program. All interested students must submit their applications on or before February 26, 2021.
The DAYL Summer Judicial Internship Program is an unpaid internship. However, the DAYL will offer three to four $500 stipends to cover costs associated with the program. These stipends will be awarded on the basis of financial need. Students must complete a separate application to be considered for stipend eligibility. The stipend application must be submitted on or before February 26, and should be submitted contemporaneously with a student’s application to the DAYL Judicial Internship Program.
The participating judges require a minimum six-week commitment from each student. The criteria for selection, the timing of the internship, and the working responsibilities of the intern will be determined by each participating judge. Most judges are willing to work with an intern to accommodate other summer plans. DAYL does not participate in the actual selection process, nor does DAYL have any control over the time frame in which the judges select their interns. Therefore, while every attempt will be made to place applicants with judicial internships, applicants are not guaranteed to be selected for an internship by a judge. The DAYL promotes diversity and encourages applications from all law students, including those who, because of their background, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or socioeconomic status, are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.