IN HOUSE COUNSEL INTERNSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
In a partnership with the UWLS Career Services Office, SSBD members are working to build a UWLS In-House Counsel Internship program. Modeling the program after existing legal internships with Starbucks, Microsoft, and Drugstore.com, students have identified other possible corporate intern placements, developed marketing materials, and over the next few months will pitch the program to area corporate legal departments. U.W. law students will be able to participate in the proposed internship program during the summer following 1L year.
BUSINESS CONCENTRATION TRACK DEVELOPMENT EFFORT
Members David Orange, James Lynch, and Sasha Ginsburg, have led the SSBD effort to develop and establish a Business Concentration Track for the UWLS. They developed a model curriculum and successfully recruited a faculty member to sponsor the proposal.
The next step of the process is UWLS Curriculum Committee approval, then the Faculty Senate will vote on whether to implement it. If you are interested in working on this effort or learning more about it, please contact us.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION EFFORT
SSBD members, Megan Young, Naomi Otto, James Lynch, and Jennifer Burgess-Capoccia are currently identifying and cultivating community partners for potential collaborative projects. Through these partnerships the SSBD will increase the amount of business law pro bono available to small businesses in economically distressed communities and develop more volunteer opportunities for law students interested in community economic development efforts or practicing business law.