Job Shadow Week

Job Shadow Week

Job Shadow Week

The Thurgood Marshall Job Shadow Week is part of our Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program, and allows students to shadow attorneys in organizations that most closely align with their career aspirations. Our goal is to provide students with an engaging experience that will give them a concrete understanding of the work that attorneys do on a daily basis.

The participants are high-achieving NYC students who will have spent approximately six weeks in a legal internship prior to Job Shadow Week. They have been carefully selected to participate in the program by the Student Legal Education and Opportunity Program Director through a competitive application process.

Students are sent to each site prepared, and are given observation materials that they need to complete (examples below), so they do not necessarily need an agenda planned for them. However, some sites have prepared agendas in the past (examples below).

The Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program is currently seeking Job Shadow hosts for the 2015 Job Shadow Week.

Job Shadow Week FAQs



2015 Job Shadow Week

Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14


Job Shadow Week Registration Form


Sample Job Shadow Week Agendas (for Hosts)
NYC District Attorney's Office

Observation Materials (Students)




ABC News
Accenture LLP
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
ACLU Women's Rights Project
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Asian Americans for Equality
The Bronx Defenders
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
CBS Corp. Law Department
Center for Family Representation, Inc.
Children's Rights, Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
Goldman Sachs
HIV Law Project
Innocence Project
Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Juilliard School
Kings County District Attorney's Office
The Legal Aid Society 
Legal Services for New York City, Bronx Office
Major League Baseball
Morgan Stanley
MTV Networks
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Natural Resources Defense Council
NBC Universal
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
New York City Campaign Finance Board
New York City Commission on Human Rights
The New York City Council
New York City Department of Probation
New York City Law Department
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
New York County Defender Services
New York County District Attorney's Office
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
New York Legal Assistance Group
Newsweek, Inc.
Phillips Lytle LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Queens Legal Services
Random House
Sedgwick LLP
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
South Brooklyn Legal Services
Staten Island Legal Services, Family Law Unit
Time, Inc.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
WNYC Radio