Identifying the Impact - The Summer 2014 Program by the Numbers

The BBA Diversity & Inclusion Section launched the Judicial Internship Program to provide law students with the valuable mentoring and professional experience needed to succeed after graduation. Through the program, Boston area law students to gain access to internships in the Boston Municipal Courts, Massachusetts State District Courts, the Probate and Family Court, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

We take a look at the Summer 2014 Judicial Internship Program's impact by breaking it down by the numbers:

  • 2,978 – The total number of hours worked by the Summer Judicial Interns as volunteers to the courts.
  • 27 – The number of interns who participated in this year’s Summer Judicial Internship Program.
  • 8 – The number of Boston Municipal Court Divisions to place interns.
  • 6 – The number of Summer Career Series Programs offered to help the interns explore different areas of practice.
  • 5 – The number of networking and public service programs attended by the interns as enrichment over the summer.
  • 3 – The number of different court settings in which these interns worked (the Boston Municipal Court, the Probate and Family Court, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts).
  • 2 – The number of evening students who took a well-spent leave of absence from their full-time jobs to participate in the internship.
  • 1 – Blog where the student interns, like all BBA Summer Judicial Interns before them, have summarized the criminal law decisions issued by the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts released between September 2013 and August 2014.  These case summaries will soon be published to the Massachusetts Case Summaries Blog located at http://massummaries.blogspot.com/




 

Our gratitude goes out to the judges and court staff who offered their time and expertise for the benefit of the interns. The Summer 2014 Program students return to classes this month with a valuable summer experience to enrich their future pursuits, and we wish them all the best.

If you would like to be notified when the Summer 2015 Judicial Internship applications are being accepted, please email us at lawstudents@bostonbar.org  and we will keep you informed.  The BBA will also be holding campus information sessions at area law schools in the coming months.