As of February 20, 2018, the application has officially closed.

Temp Picture 4Selected candidates will work with a host organization in a rural location for 8-10 weeks over the summer providing legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. Participants will develop valuable skills and gain hands-on training through direct involvement with results-driven community projects. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for their service.



All applicants must:

  • Attend an accredited law school.
  • Complete their first or second year of law school by the start of their summer placement.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident (e.g., green card).
  • Pass a criminal background check. Applicants are not disqualified for most criminal records.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to adequate transportation during summer placement.


Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend for their service. Students have the option to apply for unlimited additional outside funding through their university or other sources.

Program Participant Expectations

  • Attend a three-day training seminar in Washington, D.C.
  • Complete 300 hours of service within an 8-10 week period
  • Comply with criminal background check process.
  • Complete all required program reporting and documentation.

Host Organizations

Host Organizatiolocations have been selected. Apply by February 11, 2018.

Housing and Transportation

It is the participant’s responsibility to obtain housing and ensure adequate transportation throughout the summer placement. Legal Aid Providers will provide general information, however, it is not the responsibility of the legal aid provider (host organization) to provide direct housing or transportation assistance.

Application Deadlines

January 15, 2018      Application Opens

February 11, 2018     Application Closes at 11:59:59 p.m. EST

Mid-February –        Interviews with Legal Aid Providers on rolling basis
March 2018

March 23, 2018        Students Notified of Acceptance


If you have questions about Rural Summer Legal Corps, please review this website and our Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to