Graduate Associates

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LAPA Undergraduate Associates Group

LAPA provides exclusive opportunities for undergraduates to explore issues of law and policy. It also supports a student organization open through an application process, attracting students from all undergraduate classes and many different concentrations.
Programming for the more than 50 Undergraduate Associates is arranged both by LAPA staff and by the student leadership. 2010-2011 events included:

  • Welcome dinner at the opening of the academic year
  • Luncheon “Schmooze” with Legal Scholars: lunch and conversation with constitutional law professors prior to the commencement of LAPA’s Con Law Schmooze
  • Law School Preview with Law and Legal Studies Librarian David Hollander, and LAPA Directors Kim Lane Scheppele and Leslie Gerwin
  • Lunchtime discussions with LAPA Fellows
  • Private discussions with
    • Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada
    • A conversation with Ann O’Leary, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Health, Economic & Family Security, on improving access to health care for workers and working mothers
    • Michael Gerhardt, Simon Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law and Director of the Center for Law and Government, University of North Carolina School of Law; and
      Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

If you are intersted in joining the Undergraduate Associates, contact Co-chairs George Maliha ‘13 or  Kahyun Park ‘13.

The LAPA Undergraduate Listserv

LAPA maintains a listserv for law-engaged undergraduates in order to pass on information about law-related speakers on campus, prizes, events, and opportunities related to law. Any student may join the undergraduate listserv by simply emailing Judi Rivkin, LAPA Events Manager, at Students on this list may be invited to attend the Undergraduate Associate dinners from time to time on a space-available basis. Students who are interested in applying to the LAPA Undergraduate Associate group are especially encouraged to join the listserv.

Liman Fellowship

Undergraduate and graduate students alike are encouraged to apply for an Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Summer Fellowship. The fellowship provides a stipend to support summer internships in non-profit organizations that devote themselves to public interest law projects. Typically, two graduate students and four undergraduate students at Princeton are selected for the award. For further information, visit LAPA's Liman Fellowship page.

J. Welles Henderson '43 Senior Thesis Prize

Created by Federal Judge Arlin M. Adams in honor of his friend, J. Welles Henderson '43, this prize is awarded to the Princeton undergraduate senior who has written the most outstanding thesis on a law-related subject. For more information and to learn about previous winners, see the LAPA Henderson Prize page.