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Are you a current law student looking to gain legal experience that will help set you apart? If so, the Legal Studies Institute (LSI) is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent law school graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.

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The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for over 40 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.

Our comprehensive package includes a guaranteed legal internship placement, a course for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. We truly provide the ultimate summer experience in Washington.

With LSI, you are guaranteed an internship with a private law firm, lobbying firm, public interest legal organization, or legal department of a trade association, corporation or government agency. In the classroom, you’ll examine the Federalist Papers relationship to the Constitution.

The program will be held from May 26 – August 1, 2014. Click on “Get More Details” link above to read about all of the exciting aspects of LSI. To read about admissions, financing and frequently asked questions, use the links on the left-hand menu.

“LSI gave me an unforgettable summer. I would, without hesitation, recommend this program to any law student who is seeking an incredible experience.”

Steven Vandercook, University of Toledo College of Law
Intern, Safari Club International