West Coast welcomes a group of summer law students each year, with positions running from early May until mid-August, four days per week. Students work closely with staff lawyers. Student work is primarily legal research and writing in support of current West Coast activities, but students are integrated into the day-to-day life of our office, including staff meetings and educational opportunities. Students typically also participate in client meetings (where appropriate), may be assigned to report on court proceedings, and may participate in legal education and public outreach activities.
Working arrangements for summer 2021 are subject to modification (e.g. virtual meetings) related to COVID-19 public health requirements and guidance.
Our summer student positions offer compensation commensurate with our status as a not-for-profit organization.
Applications for summer 2021 student placements are being accepted. Please complete the online application form below.