The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) hosts law student volunteers during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
Clerks are expected to work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the school year, with flexibility around exams. Summer clerks are expected to work full-time.
Law clerks will be assigned to a substantive law team or to one of our non-substantive teams: intake, pro bono, and litigation support. Although each clerk experience is unique, generally, clerks will interview clients, draft court pleadings, research relevant legal issues, engage in hearing/trial preparations, observe meetings, hearings and other legal proceedings, analyze evidence, and participate in community education activities.
LASC grants preference to clerk applicants who have completed their first year of law school. We will give special consideration to students with a demonstrated commitment to serving disadvantaged individuals and communities. If you are interested, please complete the online Non-Attorney Volunteer Application.
For students who cannot commit to a regular schedule during business hours, law student volunteer opportunities may also be available at one of the LASC-sponsored legal clinics throughout Columbus. If you are interested in learning about clinic opportunities, please visit our "Pro Bono Clinics" page and specify your interest in your volunteer application.