Programs and Activities
The Pre Law Institute is held consecutively each winter & summer
The Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program
The Max Berger Pre-law Fellows Program is an intensive law school preparatory program geared towards assisting and propelling high potential Baruch College students to gain admission to the nation's top law schools. Max Berger Pre-law Fellows are chosen from Baruch College freshmen, sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a high level of academic promise and desire to pursue a career in the legal profession.
Program Components
  • Active engagement in the exploration of law school and the legal field-including visits to the New York Courts, law schools and law firms and participation in various law related panels
  • Guidance in creating a competitive candidate profile for successful law school admission - including individualized pre-law advising and student-attorney mentor matching
  • Cultivation and refinement of academic and professional skills that will lead to continued undergraduate and graduate school success-including intensive writing, time management, negotiation, mock trial, effective note taking and study skills
The Fellows program begins in the fall of the student's sophomore, junior or senior year and continues through their senior year. Upon acceptance to the program, students agree to meet the program guidelines and requirements (as the student's schedule permits) which include, but are not limited to:
  • Participation in the Summer and Winter Institutes
  • Meetings with an attorney mentor through Baruch's Pre Law Mentorship Program
  • Attendance at weekly Pre Law Society meetings during the academic semesters on Thursdays, 12-2:30pm, NVC 8-155
Eligibility
  • Freshmen, sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at Baruch College
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.5 (applicants that do not meet the GPA criteria are still encouraged to apply)
  • Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs and organizations, leadership positions, volunteer work and community service.
How to Apply
The Max Berger Pre-law Program Winter Institute
This five-day program, will be held in early January 2015 and is geared towards preparing Baruch College students and alumni for the law school application cycle, the world of law school and beyond. Students and alumni will hone their writing skills through intensive writing workshops focused on assisting them with developing their personal statement and other law school application essays and addenda, gain exposure to lexis/nexis and legal research and writing, get tips on financing a law school education and engage in mock trial, test taking stress management and note-taking skills exercises. This program is free of charge.
Eligibility
  • Students currently enrolled at Baruch College and Baruch alumni
How to Apply
Max Berger Pre-law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program
The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who complete an unpaid legal internship with a public sector (i.e. government or non-profit) legal employer during the summer, while encouraging them to develop their professional and educational goals through programs offered by the Max Berger Pre Law Program at Baruch College.

A legal internship provides valuable experience and is an important stepping stone to allowing an undergraduate student decide whether pursuing a graduate level legal education is the right choice for them. However, internships are often unpaid, which can be a significant hurdle for students who already are stretched financially. The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program generously offers a $2,000 stipend to help students overcome the financial hurdle of an unpaid legal internship.

The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Fellowship Program focuses on the legal careers, and the program supports students who want to pursue a legal internship in an effort to make smart career and educational choices.
Benefits of the Program
  • $2,000 stipend for working in an unpaid legal internship in the government or public sector for a minimum of 20 hours a week for a total of at least 10 weeks during the spring or summer of 2015
  • An opportunity to gain legal experience at the college level
Eligibility
  • Freshmen, sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at Baruch College
  • Open to undergraduates of any major with a preferred minimum 2.8 GPA and who have completed at least one full semester at Baruch College
  • Student has secured an unpaid internship with a public sector legal employer (i.e. non-profit or gov't employer) on his/her own
  • The unpaid internship is for a minimum of 20 or more hours per week, for a total of 10 weeks during the spring or summer of 2015
  • Students receiving stipends from internship employers will also be considered and are encouraged to apply
  • The selection process is competitive
Program Elements
  • The program runs during the spring or summer only, from January – May for spring, or June – August for summer internships
  • Student works for a minimum of 20 hours a week for a total of at least 10 weeks during the spring or summer of 2015
  • Student receives a $2,000 stipend that is paid out in one installment at the end of the internship
  • The payment of $2,000 is paid upon receipt of a 1-2 page summary of his/her internship experience from the student, which is submitted by May 15, 2015 for spring or August 28, 2015 for summer via e-mail to Tina Coco at the end of the internship.
  • Student will be required to attend an individual or group meeting with Tina Coco, Pre Law Advisor, at the end of the internship to debrief about the experience
How to Apply
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