Institute for the Future of Law Practice



We are grateful for the leadership and support of the founding Chicago Boot Camp Employers, listed below, who each sponsored one or more interns, and the Colorado Boot Camp Employers.

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Be an IFLP Employer


The Institute for the Future of Law Practice provides a variety of different internship hosting opportunities for companies, law firms, and service providers.  This is a unique opportunity to become an IFLP employer and access a pre-screened pool of specially trained candidates.


IFLP works with employers to deliver value based on each company's unique circumstances. Standard models include Basic Internships, Managed Internships, and Extended Externships. Each may be customized as required to meet an employer's reasonable needs.

Basic Internships

The Basic Internship is a summer internship following a student's first year of law school. IFLP carefully evaluates the employer's needs, screens the pool of entrepreneurially minded students, and presents employers with a small pool of pre-screened candidates who will attend at least one relevant IFLP Boot Camp prior to starting work. Employers select their interns, then on-board and manage them directly. IFLP requires employers to pay students a fair wage of not less than $20/hour for 40 hours/week for a 10-week internship ($8000 minimum), although some employers exceed this threshold. This model is ideal for employers that are set up to host and manage interns internally.


Managed Internships pair a company or law firm with one of IFLP's participating service providers to share an intern who will perform a defined project or set of services for the company or firm. The company or law firm and the service provider define the project at the outset and jointly select the intern. The service provider on-boards, pays, and supervises the intern, and oversees the overall project. The company or firm pays the service provider an agreed upon flat fee for the project, which includes compensation for the intern in line with the guidelines listed above and basic cost recovery for the service provider.

The level of effort associated with each project will vary, but we have found that many projects can be completed successfully for ~$15,000 for a 10-week project. Managed Internships are ideal for companies/firms that are not in a position to on-board or supervise interns directly.

Custom Internships

Companies and law firms may find that it makes sense to tweak one of the standard models for their specific circumstances.  We are happy to work with you as needed, as long as the internship provides the student with a quality experience that would qualify for credit under ABA standards.


Extended Externships are 7-month paid placements following a student's second year of law school. Students spend their 5th semester of law school engaged in experiential learning at an IFLP employer and earn credit for this placement. Prior to starting an extended externship, students participate in an Advanced Boot Camp, which builds upon the concepts taught in the Basic Boot Camp. IFLP requires employers to pay externs at least $5000 per month for 7-month externships.