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The American Bar Foundation (ABF) Undergraduate Research Fellows work with ABF faculty as research assistants during the Summer term of the current academic year. We are particularly impressed by students who demonstrate a strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity and who take initiative with mentors by asking questions and expressing a genuine interest in their research. Preference will be given to candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to first-generation and low-income students and students of color. Applications will be considered only from students currently attending Colleges and universities in the United States. Students must have completed at least two years of their undergraduate program and must have not received a bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship begins. All Fellows will work 35 hours a week in our Chicago, IL, office. Fellows also participate in a series of in-house seminars and information sessions with legal professionals to get acquainted with the many facets of socio-legal research and the legal system, as well as create the opportunity for long-lasting professional relationships in the socio-legal field.