HISTORY OF THE SCS JIP, HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION:
The Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program ("Sotomayor Program") was originally started as a high school internship program and was formerly known as the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor High School Judicial Internship Program. The Sotomayor Program was founded in 2014 by Celina Cabán Gandhi as part of her work with the Ms. JD Fellowship Program. With the guidance and support of Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin and the Justice Resource Center, the High School Program hosted seventeen students its first Summer of 2014 and it more than doubled in size its second Summer of 2015. Following the completion of the 2015 internship cycle, the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program merged with the High School Program to form the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program, adding a law school internship component. As part of this merger, high school students have access to an expanded network of judges, law students, and mentors.