Legal Aid of Nebraska Research Assistant Program

The Research Assistant Program offers students the opportunity to participate in meaningful research being conducted in a real-world setting. The goal of the program is to provide substantial experiences, with mentoring and inclusion in the research process as key elements. Simultaneously, students contribute to research and program evaluation that will improve legal services to low-income people. Program Details.

Benefits to Students:

  • Research experience, including research design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Collaboration with students and attorneys in a setting that is not a regular part of the academic curriculum.
  • Opportunity to provide assistance in a setting that has a real-world impact.
  • Development of the skills and expertise that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications.

Benefits to LAN:

  • Valuable assistance needed to support research for improving legal services.
  • Contribution to bridging the gap between academia and legal services.
  • Exposure to different perspectives which may stimulate new ways of thinking about research and program evaluation.

Current and Upcoming Research Opportunities

Propose a Study or Project

For more information or to apply, contact Kelly Shaw-Sutherland at kshawsutherland {at} legalaidofnebraska {dot} org.