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Integrative Law and Social Work Placements


LEARN HOW LAWYERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS CAN MAKE A CRITICAL DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF AT-RISK FAMILIES AND CHILDREN!

The opportunity for professionals to successfully help clients with domestic violence, poverty and child welfare issues is increased when working collaboratively.  The Interdisciplinary Center for Child and Family Advocacy offers Externships and Fellowships that provide students with a unique opportunity to experience collaborative work by sponsoring a number of semester, full year and summer externships and paid fellowships. 

Through these opportunities, students:

  • Extern with non-profit organizations that employ laywers and social workers who work collaboratively
  • Work with families and children
  • Explore how lawyers and social workers can work together to better meet client needs and advocate for systemic change
Students externing at interdisciplinary placements will take part in the Integrative Law and Social Work Externship Seminar.


Externships are available at non-profit organizations that employ laywers and social workers who work collaboratively, including:

    The Brooklyn Family Defense Project
    177 Livingston Street, 7th Floor
    Brooklyn, New York 11201
    Lauren Shapiro, Project Director
    Telephone: 347.592.2500
    Fax: 718.596.4704

    The Center for Family Representation, Inc.
    116 John Street, 19th Floor
    New York, NY 10038
    Elizabeth Fassler, Litigation Supervisor
    Telephone: 212.691.0950 ext. 207
    Fax: 212.691.0951   

    The Door - A Center for Alternatives
    121 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor
    New York, New York 10013
    Helen Pundurs, Director of legal Services
    Telephone: 212.941.9090
    Fax: 212.219.9427

    Lawyers for Children*    
    110 Lafayette Street
    New York City 10013
    Glenn Metsch-Ampel, Esq.
    Telephone: 212.966.6420
    Fax: 212.966.6420

    Legal Services of New York (LSNY) Bronx
    579 Courtlandt Ave.
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Nanette Schorr, Contact Person
    Telephone: 718.928.3744
    Fax: 718.402.7585

* Fellowship opportunities are available.  For more information about Fellowships, visit the Interdisciplinary Center for Child and Family Advocacy website.