blowhard wrote:freestallion wrote:Hi everyone! I am considering applying to Michigan, and am very keen on doing public interest afterwards. Is there guaranteed funding for summer PI internships, or not? I am also just wondering what the support and atmosphere is like - is it possible to find a community of like-minded PI folks at Mich? Can you do clinics in your 1L year at all? Also, I am really interested in the South Africa externship and was wondering how easy/difficult it is to get into that/if you've heard it's a good experience?
Sorry for all the questions... thanks in advance!
Summer PI funding is possible 1L summer but not guranteed. It is guranteed second summer (AFAIK).
A large percentage of people at MI want PI or did PI stuff before coming here.
You cannot do clinics 1L year because there is an ABA restriction on the number of credits you can do 1L. You're allowed a single 2 credit elective second semester for fall starters but it's strongly discourgaed. You also cannot be provisionally admitted to the bar until 2L so you wouldn't be very useful. (Most states won't let you until 3L.)
Thank you. Are the clinical opportunities competitive or do people generally get into the clinic(s) they want?
Also, does Michigan have any post-graduate funded fellowships specific to the school? I know other schools have some funded fellowships to work abroad in human rights law, etc..