LAPA sponsors a rich variety of law-related programing for students, including Ph.D. candidates and students in the WWS public policy programs.
LAW ENGAGED GRADUATE STUDENTS (LEGS)
The bi-weekly LEGS seminars provide a gathering place for graduate students from across the campus to share their interests and research in law-related topics, as well as to offer practice job talks.
LAW IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE: NOT JUST FOR LAWYERS
This series provides opportunities for candidates for Masters in Public Policy and Public Affairs to engage in off-the-record discussions with policy practitioners to examine legal issues and the role of law in developing and implementing public policy. The dinners allow for wide ranging discussion about the substance of a particular issue as well as questions of ethics, politics and how lawyers and non-lawyers work together to enhance their search for solutions to pressing problems.
A vibrant group of Princeton undergraduates have established an organization that plans gatherings and engages in law-related projects both exclusively for its members, as well as in collaboration with other programs and academic departments.
THE J. WELLES HENDERSON '43 PRIZE
Created by Federal Judge Arlin M. Adams in honor of his friend, J. Welles Henderson '43, this prize is awarded to the Princeton senior who has written the most outstanding thesis on a law-related subject. An eligible thesis deals centrally with a question related to law, and may be from any discipline. Among the topics welcome for consideration are legal history, law and public policy, law and literature, legal philosophy, sociology of law, law and politics, legal anthropology, science and law, psychology of law, law and religion, law and art, as well as law and economics. The prize committee considers theses in international, comparative or American law, as well as theses primarily about the law of any country other than the U.S. The prize carries an award of $1,000.
THE ARTHUR J. LIMAN PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FELLOWSHIP
The Arthur J. Liman Public Interest Law Fellowship enables Princeton students to spend eight to ten weeks in public interest law-related service. The internship may be client oriented, direct-service case work, either civil or criminal, such as enforcement work by government agencies or class action litigation by public interest law organizations, or cause-oriented advocacy, such as non profit organizations’ policy development and advocacy of legislative and regulatory reforms.