Summer Law Clerkships

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) Summer Law Clerkships are paid 10-week, full-time summer positions working to advance economic and social justice for 2-3 outstanding first- or second-year law students. The Law Clerks will work closely with NMCLP attorneys in one or more of our areas of work doing legal research, drafting pleadings and advocacy materials, and performing issue analysis, investigation, and outreach to partner organizations and community members. The NMCLP Law Clerks will work with one or more of these teams:  Healthcare, Public Benefits, Education, Economic Equity. Please visit our website for more information about our work at  All law clerks will receive a $6,000 stipend over 10 weeks.

Application Deadline:  January 28, 2022

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Felipe Guevara at or apply via UNM Connect. If you email your materials, enter in the Subject Heading: “NMCLP Summer Law Clerkship”. If you have a particular interest in one of the team areas listed above or if you already received funding for a summer clerkship, let us know about it in your cover letter.