VLA Legal Summer Associates
Summer Associate positions at VLA are available on a full-time, unpaid basis to rising second and third-year law students. Our Summer Associate program runs for ten weeks, generally from late May until early August. VLA is unable to accommodate split summers.
VLA’s Summer Associates interact with individual artists and arts organizations, and gain hands-on experience analyzing, interpreting, and counseling members of New York’s arts community on legal issues pertaining to various areas of law, including intellectual property, contract, and non-profit and for-profit corporate matters.
We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2021 class.
Summer Associate duties include:
- Reviewing intake files relating to arts-related legal matters, and preparing memoranda that identify key legal and factual issues
- Participating in client consultations and administering client case files in preparation for referral to pro bono counsel
- Conducting legal research, writing, and case management in support of ongoing intellectual property, contract, corporate, and dispute resolution matters
- Assisting with VLA’s education and development programming by creating presentation materials, and teaching classes on legal and business issues that affect artists and arts organizations
Summer Associate essential skills:
- Demonstrated interest in the arts and public service
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail
- Ability to work well with a team in a fast-paced environment
- Multitasker with attention to detail
- Strong legal research and writing skills
- Prior course work and experience in intellectual property and/or the arts strongly preferred
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to the attention of Emma Frean at email@example.com. Please include “Summer Associate Position” in the subject line.
You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those being considered will be contacted.
We are committed to enhancing our diverse workforce by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. Summer Associates are selected without regard to the applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, political beliefs, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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