Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

Law Students: Experience a career-making internship opportunity through The ABA Antitrust Law Janet D. Steiger Fellowship.  

Work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state Offices of Attorneys General and other governmental offices throughout the US.


The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship is now accepting applications!


Janet Steiger was chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission from August 11, 1989 to April 11, 1995.

Learn more about the Fellowship's namesake.


Consumer Protection Fellowship Project Enters Fifteenth Year

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies, including the National Association of Attorneys General and the Attorney General’s Office of the District of Columbia, throughout the United States. The eight to ten-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. A total of 355 Steiger Fellowships have been awarded through the summer of 2018.

The first and second year law students who have served as Steiger Fellows have characterized their experiences as truly rewarding, often well beyond their expectations. A number of students have said that for the first time they are considering law careers in public service, and several have already entered public service upon graduation.

Each of the highly motivated Steiger Fellows provides tangible, meaningful assistance to states and territories that are in substantial need of additional resources to fulfill their consumer protection mission. Offices that have hosted Steiger Fellows in the past have characterized the Fellows’ work as exemplary, and have often described the students as some of the most talented interns the offices have ever attracted.

The Council of the Section approved funding for states and other entities to participate in the 2019 Steiger Fellowship Project.  Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the various consumer protection agencies). This Project continues to be a tribute to the memory of the late Janet D. Steiger, one of America’s great public servants who, during her remarkable tenure as FTC Chairman, dramatically improved cooperation, communication and coordination between state and federal consumer protection and antitrust enforcement agencies.

The locations that will receive Steiger Fellows during the summer of 2019 are:



%National Association Attorney General






^% Pennsylvania





%South Carolina  

^West Virginia

^%District of Columbia


#New Hampshire

*^%South Dakota




% New Jersey





% New Mexico





% New York



*%Chicago, IL





Note: #Will only accept 2Ls   * 2Ls Preferred   ^8 Week Term of Service  %10 Week Term of Service


  For more information and to obtain student applications, visit http://AmBar.org/Steiger

Applications will be reviewed after the deadline date of January 28, 2019.   


Past Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Recipients