Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Judicial Internship Program
2024 Application Deadline February 29, 2024
The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (“DAYL”) invites first- and second-year law students to apply for DAYL’s Summer Judicial Internship Program (“Program”). Judges from Dallas-area civil, criminal, federal, probate, family, and appellate courts will be participating.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Program is to provide law students with invaluable behind-the-scenes experience working with the judiciary. A second, but equally important, purpose is to provide local Judges with research support. DAYL promotes diversity and it encourages applications from all law students, including law students who, because of their background, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or socioeconomic status, are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have completed first-year civil procedure and legal writing courses before June 2024. Courses in evidence and criminal or appellate procedure are helpful but not required. Internship selections will be made by the participating judges. Applicants must be willing to commit to a six-week, full-time voluntary internship during the summer months and are expected to honor any commitments made to the judges. The internship is unpaid, and individual schedules will be determined by the judges. Students selected to participate in the Program must attend a mandatory orientation presented by participating judges. It may be held virtually and details will be provided at a later date.
STIPEND: To defray some cost of interning through the Program, the DAYL has made available up to four (4) $500 stipends that will be awarded to uniquely qualified law students who demonstrate a financial need or hardship. These stipends are intended to encourage participation in the Judicial Internship Program by candidates with diverse perspectives who would have difficulty participating without financial assistance.
The DAYL 2024 Judicial Intern Application is available here. The stipend link can be found here.