Are you a law student or have you recently earned your JD and looking for a fun and rewarding summer experience?
2013 Application Process CLOSED
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in becoming a Counselor for the HNBF's 2013 Future Latino Leaders Law Camp.
Each year, the HNBF relies on four to six Counselors who are responsible for mentoring and supervising the 25-30 students who participate in its Future Latino Leaders Law Camp.
The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp was established in 2005 by the HNBF to provide Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. The camp will be held July 13-21, 2013 in Washington, DC and all participants will stay on the American University campus. Students will visit various government buildings and offices where they will have the opportunity to meet with lawyers, judges, and officials of the United States government. They will also have the opportunity to attend sessions on the legal profession and participate in a Mock Trial Competition, in which different students will play the part of an attorney as a part of a legal team, coached by their Law Camp Counselors.
Please review the Camp Counselor Position Description. The HNBF relies on the following criteria in selecting Law Camp Counselors:
Current law student or recently earned JD (within 8 months prior to the Law Camp)
- Available to participate in Washington, DC for the dates of the Camp
- Participate in two pre-camp orientations
- Responsible adult, willing to assist and supervise high school students with Mock Trial case and competition, willing to provide general mentorship to high school students
- Prior experience working with youth and familiarity with DC are a plus
Why should I apply to become a Law Camp Counselor?
Law Camp Counselors have the chance to experience Washington, DC while mentoring high school students who are considering law school. Counselors contribute their unique insight into the legal profession as well as the college and law school application processes. Both our student participants and counselors tell us the experience is mutually beneficial and enjoyable.
This week-long experience is not only a great way to inspire the next generation of Latino leaders, but its also a wonderful way for you to meet leaders in the legal community. Law Camp Counselors have the opportunity to network with government officials, partners in major law firms, and judges.
Moreover, the HNBF provides each counselor with a $1800 stipend upon successful completion of the program. Counselors may be responsible for transportation to and from DC from your home city.
The Counselor's Experience
"I just wanted to thank you again for granting me the opportunity to be a counselor at the Law Camp this summer. It was such an amazing experience.I loved every second of it and I cannot explain just how much it meant to me. Being around the kids provided me with something that I think I had been missing for quite some time and I know that I've come out a much better and stronger person because of my experience." --2012 Counselor, Obed "Tito" Morales, L1 at Wake Forest University School of Law
"Being surrounded by future and present Latino leaders gave me a renewed sense of ambition and humility." --2012 Counselor, David Alvarez Nguyen, L1 at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
"Overall, I would say that the camp provided an invaluable experience for all. I plan to implement the words of wisdom and personal lessons that we received that week." 2011 Counselor, Eliana Maruri, L2 at South Texas College of Law
How to Apply
A complete application consists of the Counselor Applicant Information Form, a cover letter addressing the applicant's motivations and qualifications for applying, two letters of reference, and a resume. Complete the Online Applicant Information Form and upload your cover letter and resume. Letters of reference should be postal mailed to 1900 K St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006 Attn: Law Camp Counselor Position. Or the letter may be emailed by the recommender to email@example.com
Want more information?
Contact our Interim Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 496-7702.