Are you interested in hands-on live-client experience promoting systematic social change for course credit, working in teams of upper-level law, business, education, and policy graduate students? Do you hope to use your legal skills to reorient public institutions like school, criminal justice, welfare and environmental regulatory systems to better serve the under-served? Are you curious to know what it takes to lead or consult for public agencies or non-profits pursuing transformative change?
If so, the Law School's Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) encourages you to apply for the Fall 2018 Public Education Policy Seminar and Practicum.
This novel full-semester, 13-credit course (8 ABA Experiential Learning Credits) brings together, on site, upper-level law, business, policy, and education students from Columbia, Dartmouth, Michigan, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Yale to study public-sector structural change in multiple domains and conduct live-client consulting projects focused on improving access to a high-quality public education.
Guided by experienced lawyers and managers, 4-person student teams provide high-priority professional services for innovative state departments of education, school districts, educational advocacy and support organizations, and philanthropies in the US and abroad.
CPRL offers a limited number of tuition support awards of up to $20,000 for students who demonstrate exceptional merit and need and who are willing to commit to work three of the first five years after graduation in a full-time government or non-profit job supporting the P-12 education sector. CPRL offers substantial job-placement support.
Interested? Join CPRL for an upcoming information and Q&A session:
- Wednesday, 3/21 at 12:15PM in JG304 *RSVP here!!!*
James S. Liebman, Columbia Law professor and former senior official at the NYC Department of Education, will give a short presentation, and former CPRL students, including Madeline Sims, Corporate Associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP (CLS '15) will answer questions about the experience. Sandwiches will be served!
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