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University of Minnesota Law School launches a new post-graduate fellowship program to get recent grads practical legal experience

The University of Minnesota Law School launched a new fellowship program aimed at building legal experience for recent graduates entering the job market.

The article, found in Minnesota Daily, the campus paper, highlights the growing demand at Law Schools to address the the rapidly changing job market. What many career service offices within law schools are recognizing is the increasing shift in the legal job market and the growing demand being placed on public interest organizations requires a shift in thinking. Students are now looking to the public sector and government lawyering jobs more and more.

The program will place 25 Law School graduates in a wide variety of legal positions, including assisting state judges and public defenders, working for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis and doing policy work for various public interest organizations.