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Post-Graduate Fellowships & Awards

A full definition of the term "Post-Graduate Fellowships & Awards" as it is used in this Law School Public Interest and Pro Bono directory

Definition

Post-graduate fellowships provide financial assistance to law students who accept a public interest position upon graduation. Post-graduate fellowships generally pay a salary or stipend to a graduate in a lower-paying public interest job. Some law schools offer public interest fellowships to their graduates. For information about outside fellowships, such as those sponsored by Equal Justice Works (www.equaljusticeworks.org) and the law firm of Skadden Arps (www.skaddenarps.com), please visit https://www.psjd.org/Postgraduate_Fellowships
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List of Responding Schools

Albany Law School

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None

American University Washington College of Law

Law School Funded:

JD Distinguished Fellowship Program – This program funds legal work performed by recent graduates for either external employers or WCL centers and programs. These fellowships are awarded annually to the graduating class through an anonymous, selective process. For more information visit: http://www.wcl.american.edu/fellowship/

Graduate Student Funded:

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In the past, American University, Washington College of Law students have been awarded Skadden Fellowships, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Fulbright Grants, and Soros Fellowships, among others. The school works closely with fellowship applicants to enhance their chances to win these prestigious awards.

Appalachian School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Arizona Summit Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Ave Maria School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Barry University School of Law

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Baylor University Law School

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Boston College Law School

Law School Funded:

James A. and Lois Champy Fellowship Program.

The Champy Fellowship Program provides financial support to an outstanding second-year student who has demonstrated the intention and ability to work in the public interest and who is in need of financial assistance. Any second-year student pursuing a public interest career is eligible. Preference will be given to students providing direct legal services to the disadvantaged and/or working in civil or human rights. The Champy Fellow receives an $10,000 scholarship in two disbursements during the third year of law school, which is to be used to pay educational expenses.

The Drinan Family Fund in Support of Public Interest Law.

The fund awards $10,000 to a graduating student who will pursue a public sector career. The award is to be applied solely to indebtedness incurred for legal education and may be renewed for an additional year if the recipient remains in public interest employment and fulfills the other conditions of the award. Any third year student who is pursuing a public sector career is eligible. Preference will be given to candidates whose employment is in one of the following areas: child advocacy, landlord/tenant issues, criminal defense or criminal prosecution.

Edward T. Bigham, III, Scholarship.

The scholarship is a $4,500 award to an outstanding third-year student who intends to pursue a career as a district attorney.

The David H. and Mary Murphy Posner Law Scholarship
The Roberts S. Pitcoff Memorial Scholarship
The Keefe Family Scholarship

These three $4,500 scholarships are for current third-year students who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the public sector.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

BC Law students have received a number of post-graduate fellowships in past years, including Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and Soros Fellowships.

Boston University School of Law

Law School Funded:

N. Neal Pike Fellowship

Boston University School of Law awards the N. Neal Pike Disability Rights Fellowship to a graduate who will work on disability rights issues. This fellowship furthers the goals of N. Neal Pike, a BU Law graduate, distinguished lawyer, and lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Public Service Fellowships

Since 2011, BU Law has awarded Post-Graduate Public Service Fellowships.

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BU Law counsels students regarding fellowship opportunities and offers resources to help students identify post-graduate fellowships and awards.

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

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Brooklyn Law School

Law School Funded:

Brooklyn Law School provides up to $5,000 in funding for public interest students to work in non-profit and government settings for 10 weeks in the fall and winter following graduation. These fellowships not only allow students to provide critical help to those otherwise unable to afford legal assistance and the organizations that represent them, but also allow them to enhance their marketability by developing additional skills and credentials while awaiting public interest jobs not available earlier in the year when many other jobs are listed.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

In order to give students access to the full range of fellowship funders, the Public Service Programs Office provides a range of services and ongoing support to post-graduate fellowship candidates. Two introductory workshop panels (with funders and prior fellows) are followed by ongoing individual assistance tailored to the type of fellowship sought by each candidate. Assistance may include help in developing a project, identifying a host, crafting a proposal, and mooting an interview before a panel of professors and experts in the area of the candidate's project. Additional assistance is tailored to the type of fellowship and its application requirements.

California Western School of Law

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Other Funding Source: The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) sponsors an annual auction to raise money to fund Post Bar Grants for graduating students who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest work and have volunteered their time during law school with PILF.

Alec L. Cory Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. The law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch funds a generous annual scholarship for the graduating student who best demonstrates the pro bono ethic.

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

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Capital University Law School

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Case Western Reserve University Law School

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Catholic University of America School of Law

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CUA Law graduates have secured postgrad legal fellowships in recent years through the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program and the Borchard Foundation.

 

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

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Charleston School of Law

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Charlotte School of Law

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City University of New York Law at Queens College

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

CUNY Law students have consistently won public interest fellowships for post-graduate positions from funding sources that include the following: Equal Justice Works Fellowships, the Skadden Fellowship, the Yale Public Interest Initiative Grant as well as Echoing Green, the Borchand Fellowship, Independence Foundation Fellowship and New Voices.

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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Columbia University School of Law

Law School Funded: The list of available post-graduate Fellowships changes from year to year. For a list of currently available Fellowships, please visit the Law School’s Fellowship page: https://www.law.columbia.edu/social-justice/students/careers-public-service/postgraduate-fellowships/current-fellowships

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None

Cornell Law School

Law School Funded:

Frank H.T. Rhodes Public Interest Law Fellowship.

Purpose: The Frank H. T. Rhodes Public Interest Law Fellowship was established in 2010 to provide support to new Cornell Law School graduates who show exceptional commitment to the field of public interest law. The Fellowship is designed to provide opportunities to gain substantive experience in work that will improve the quality and delivery of legal services to the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those deprived of their civil rights.

Projects Funded: Projects may be civil or criminal in focus. Projects in the area of indigent criminal defense focus on innovative services, and support or delivery mechanisms that are not adequately funded by the government or that are designed to impact broad criminal justice issues.Advocacy may entail a wide range of approaches, including, but not limited to, community legal education and training, organizing, direct services, litigation, transactional work and administrative efforts. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities and create lasting institutions or programs.

Four Rhodes Fellowships have been awarded since the program's inception. Fellows' host organizations: U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Bronx Defenders, Conservation Law Foundation, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

The Sarah Betsy Fuller Social Justice Fund, created in the memory of a former law school professor and social justice activist, provides post-graduate loan repayment assistance grants to alumni doing social justice work.

Creighton University School of Law

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DePaul University College of Law

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Drake University School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Law School is committed to 6 full-tuition Public Service scholarships each year (2 for students in each class, 1L, 2L, and 3L) and to 4 three-quarter tuition Public Service scholarship each year (2 for students in each of the 2L and 3L classes).

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source: Iowa State Public Defender Gideon Fellowship Program

The Gideon Fellowship Program is the Office of the State Public Defender's primary means of hiring entry-level attorneys. Each year, two Gideon Fellows are selected to serve a two-year term appointment in one of the public defender offices. The fellowship begins in September after the fellows receives notification, they passed the Iowa bar exam.

Fellows serve alongside career public defenders representing clients, trying cases, and participating in training and mentoring through the State Public Defender's New Attorney Development Program. Fellows are eligible to apply for permanent public defender positions during the term of their fellowship, and successful fellows may continue their careers long-term in the Office of the State Public Defender.

Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Service Fellowship Program

The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University recognizes the lawyer's obligation to serve the public good and is dedicated to encouraging and supporting students to contribute to and make a difference in their communities through public service work. The law school instills in our students a sense of duty to work in the public interest throughout their legal careers with the hope that many will seek full-time public sector employment.

In recognition of and consistent with this commitment, the law school has established the Public Service Fellowship Program. The purpose of this program is to assist and support graduates with a strong commitment to public service. The Public Service Fellowship Program will provide eligible recent law school graduates with part time, paid, six-month legal positions at a qualifying public interest organization. The law school hopes that this program will have a positive impact on both our graduates and the legal communities in which the students are placed.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Drexel Law counsels students regarding fellowship opportunities and offers resources to help students identify post-graduate fellowships and awards.

Duke University School of Law

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Duquesne University School of Law

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Elon University School of Law

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The David Gergen Award for Leadership & Professionalism

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Emory University School of Law

Law School Funded: The Barton Child Law and Policy Center offers a post-graduate public interest fellowship to a law school graduate one-three years out of law school.

The Aaron L. Buchsbaum Fellowship offers a 1-year fellowship to either a graduating 3L or a recent graduate of Emory Law to work with Georgia Legal Service Program in their Savannah office. The fellowship is awarded biannually.

The Emory Law Fellowship offers stipends to Emory Law’s juris doctor graduates who continue to seek permanent employment. Participants receive $1,500 per month from Emory Law to work at least 140 hours per month with a public sector employer.

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The Barton Child Law and Policy Center offers the Robin Nash Fellowship, a post-graduate public interest fellowship, to a law school graduate one-three years out of law school.

Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

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Florida A&M University College of Law

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Florida Coastal School of Law

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In the past, Coastal Association of Public Interest Law has provided scholarships for bar preparation to a limited number of students who have shown a dedication to public interest law.

Florida International University College of Law

Law School Funded:

Florida International University College of Law funds three Fellowships in the Clinical Program for Law Graduates. This is a one year position.

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Florida State University College of Law

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Fordham University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Service Fellowship Program

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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

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George Washington University Law School

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Georgetown University Law Center

Law School Funded:

The Georgetown Law clinical graduate teaching fellowship program places fellows with clinics, offering the opportunity to combine study with practice in the fields of clinical legal education and public interest advocacy. While the fellowships vary considerably in purpose, requirements and duties, they all share a common goal: to provide highly motivated new and experienced lawyers alike the opportunity to develop skills as teachers and public interest advocates within an exciting and supportive educational environment.

The Georgetown Law Partner Fellowship Program provides one-year fellowships for recent Georgetown Law graduates at host non-profit organizations or government agencies that provide matching funding. Fellows are invited to participate in the Delaney Post-Graduate Residency Program, a training and mentoring program for graduates participating in year-long fellowships in the public sector.

Georgetown Law, Arent Fox LLP and DLA Piper LLP (US) co-run the D.C. Affordable Law Firm (DCALF), a nonprofit low bono law firm in the District of Columbia. DCALF provides affordable, high quality legal services to D.C. residents who do not qualify for free legal aid and to small businesses and nonprofits in the District. Georgetown Law graduates serve in 15-month fellowships at DCALF, with Arent Fox and DLA Piper lawyers serving as mentors.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

1. Georgetown/Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) Fellowship in Asylum & Refugee Law: two-year fellowship awarded annually to a graduating Georgetown law student; fellows represent non-citizen adults and unaccompanied minors seeking political asylum and other immigration relief in Immigration Court removal proceedings. Fellows are placed in one of CLINIC's offices across the country.
2. Barker Foundation Fellowship in Animal Law: a one year fellowship awarded annually to a graduating Georgetown law student to work at the Humane Society of the United States.
3. Stabile Fellowship in Consumer Protection: a one-year fellowship awarded annually to a graduating Georgetown student to engage in consumer protection work at the Environmental Working Group.
4. Bazelon Fellowship in Mental Health Law: a two-year fellowship awarded biannually to a graduating Georgetown student to work at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
5. University Legal Services Disability Rights Fellowship: a one-year fellowship awarded most years to a graduating Georgetown student to work on disability rights issues at University Legal Services.
6. Young Invincibles/Georgetown Legal Fellow: a one-year fellowship awarded most years to a graduating Georgetown student to work on federal and state policy in the areas of health care, higher education, and labor/employment.

Georgia State University College of Law

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Golden Gate University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Baxter Litigation Fellowship Program: Each year, one outstanding student in Litigation is selected to be the Judge Lee Baxter Graduate Fellow in Litigation in a post-graduate position. The fellow serves as a valuable member of the team that teaches J.D. students in the Litigation Program and assists in the preparation of the mock trial competition teams. The Baxter Fellow assists in teaching the Trial Advocacy and Mock Trial courses, coaching the mock trial competition teams, and is available to students for one on one help as they go through litigation courses.

Clinic Fellowship Program: Golden Gate University School of Law provides one- to two-year fellowships with the school's in-house clinics working on all clinic projects.

Part-time Staff Graduate Fellowship Program: On-campus positions are available in the following departments: Law Admissions and Law Career Services.

Public Service Stipend Program: Golden Gate University School of Law provides a limited number of stipends to recent graduates who are performing on-going, legal volunteer work to a local, state, or federal court or government agency.

Seasonal Graduate Fellowship Program: On-campus positions are available in the following departments: Graduate Law Programs, Law Admissions, Law Career Services, Law Student Services, and Legal Research.

The law school has also provided funding for students serving as post-graduate judicial law clerks.

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Golden Gate has two post-graduate fellowships funded by an endowment fund (alumni contributions):

  • Environmental Law & Justice Clinic Fellowships: A one- to two-year fellowship funded by the law school and outside donations, with the ELJC fellow working on all clinic projects.
  • Baxter Fellowship in Trial Advocacy: A one-semester fellowship, which is funded by an endowment fund established by an alumna.

Gonzaga University School of Law

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Harvard University Law School

Law School Funded:

The following Post-Graduation Fellowships/Awards are all funded by the law school through designated gifts:

  • Kaufman Fellowships: provide supplemental funding to 3Ls and recent graduates entering public service. Four kinds of fellowships are offered: Two salary fellowships provide up to $40,000 each; two large supplemental grants of $10,000-$15,000 for those who are able to secure other funding; $1,000 supplemental grants for those making under $60,000 for help with bar and moving costs; and extra supplemental grants for those who need money for bar or moving costs or have other extraordinary circumstances.
  • Skirnick Fellowships: provides $6000 to $8000 to one or two 3Ls or recent graduates entering public service
  • Fine Fellowship: provides $1000 stipend to a 3L woman entering public service
  • Henigson Fellowships: provides $22,000 to a 3L or judicial clerk to support nine to twelve months of work with an NGO in a developing country
  • Heyman Fellowships: provides 20 honoraria to 3Ls or recent graduates entering federal government work. Ten of those 20 graduates are also selected, on the basis of financial need, to receive $20,000 of loan forgiveness in addition to the loan forgiveness provided by the Law School's Low Income Protection Plan
  • Sacks Clinical Law Fellowships: funds the salary of at least one recent graduate to work for one or two years in one of the HLS clinics
  • Bellow Awards: a consortium of student groups provides awards to one 3L and one alum (who has graduated within the last decade) who have shown a strong commitment to social justice.
  • Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award: provides $500 to graduating student who has performed the most hours of pro bono work

In addition, Equal Justice America sponsors a fellowship to provide $50,000 per year for two years to one or two HLS students/judicial clerks to work in direct advocacy on behalf of individual low-income clients

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The Beagle-NRDC Fellowship funds one 3L or judicial clerk each year to work for two years at one of the Natural Resources Defense Council offices.

The Henigson Human Rights Fellowships fund 3 HLS graduates each year to do grass roots human rights work in a developing country for nine months to a year.

There are postgraduate fellowships to support work in our clinical programs; at least one Sacks Fellowship is offered each year in one of the HLS clinics.

Finally, there is also a new fellowship to support work on global health and human rights.

For more information, see http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/fellowships/index.php#public_interest

These fellows are mostly funded by special endowments from Harvard Law School graduates.

Hofstra University School of Law

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Howard University School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

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The law school has several alumni who have successfully secured post-graduate public interest fellowships including the Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships.

Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago-Kent College of Law

Law School Funded:

A grant of $3500 is given to two or three Chicago-Kent alums working in public interest law every year.

The Institute for Science, Law and Technology, as well as the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future, both have fellows.

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

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Inter American University of Puerto Rico: Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

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John Marshall Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded:

Lucy Sprague Public Service Scholarship - Awarded at May graduation to a student that has made a demonstrated commitment to public service work while in law school and obtains post-graduate employment in furtherance of such public service commitment.

Elmer C. Kissane Public Service Award - Awarded each December and May to one graduate that is starting a career with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. The award is presented to each recipient upon the completion of one year of post-graduate work with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

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John Marshall Law School – Atlanta

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As a member school of Equal Justice Works, JMLS students are eligible to apply for Equal Justice Works post-graduate fellowships.

Lewis & Clark Law School

Law School Funded:

For the class of 2013, Lewis & Clark worked with a number of non-profit organizations to provide paid full-time one-year fellowship positions.

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Other Funding Source:

Lewis & Clark is an Equal Justice Works member law school, making their fellowships available to our student and graduates. Students and graduates also have access to the fellowship resources of PSJD.org

Liberty University School of Law

Law School Funded:

None at this time.

Graduate Student Funded:

None at this time.

Other Funding Source:

Students are encouraged to apply for fellowships through such organizations as Equal Justice Works and Equal Justice America.

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

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Loyola Law School: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Law School Funded:

Loyola Post-Graduate Fellowships in Public Interest Law -- www.lls.edu (click on Public Interest Law Department/Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities).

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Loyola University Chicago: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Salisbury Post - graduate Clinical fellow will work closely with the child-law clinic faculty, assisting in the representation of clients, the supervision of students, and the development of course curriculum. The fellow will be expected to assist with all levels of client representation, including pretrial, trial, and appellate proceedings. The fellow will also participate in the development of the course curriculum in the teaching of a weekly seminar, focused on ethical and substantive issues arising in the representation of child clients, skills training, and the discussion of current clinic cases.

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Loyola University New Orleans: Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

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Marquette University Law School

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Mercer University School of Law

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Michigan State University College of Law

Law School Funded:

Policy Center Fellow

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Mississippi College: Mississippi College School of Law

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Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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New England School of Law: New England School of Law

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New York Law School: New York Law School

Law School Funded:

The Law School's Center for New York City Law offers a City Law Fellowship for graduates committed to city government. The fellowship is a one year post-graduate opportunity. Information about the Center and the Fellowship can be found at www.citylaw.org

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In recent years New York Law School graduates have been awarded post-graduate fellowships: Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Soros Fellowship, and the Georgetown University Teaching Fellowship

New York University: New York University School of Law

Law School Funded:

  • A Better Balance, New York, NY – one award
  • ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, New York, NY – one award
  • Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship, New York, NY – one award
  • Brennan Center for Justice, Katz Fellowship, New York, NY– two awards
  • Equal Justice Initiative Fellowship, Montgomery, AL – two awards
  • International Court of Justice Clerkship, The Hague, Netherlands – one award
  • Kirkland & Ellis Fellowship, New York, NY – one award
  • NYU School of Law Human Rights Watch Fellowship, New York, NY– one award
  • NYU School of Law Tax Policy Fellowship, Washington, D.C. – two awards
  • NYU/NYPD Law Graduate Fellowship, New York, NY– one award
  • Outten & Golden Employment Law Fellowship, New York, NY– one award
  • Reproductive Justice and Women's Rights Fellowship, Any City, USA – one award
  • Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship at Human Rights in China, New York, NY – one award
  • Sinsheimer Children's Rights Fellowship at Partnership for Children's Rights, New York, NY – one award

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North Carolina Central University School of Law

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Northeastern University: Northeastern University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Beginning with the class of 2009, the law school created bridge fellowships to provide an opportunity for recent graduates who were not employed. These fellowships enable graduates to work part-time in short-term post-graduate positions at the law school, university or with public interest employers during the fall and winter quarters. Fellows work on a specified faculty, clinical, administrative project or for a public interest employer for a maximum period of 20 hours/week for up to 10 weeks.

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The Wendy Parmet Fellowship is awarded annually to one or more graduates of Northeastern University School of Law who demonstrate a strong commitment to public interest law. The Fellowship is named in honor of Wendy Parmet, a professor at NUSL and a leading health law scholar, as well as a founding member of HLA's Board. Parmet Fellows spend a year as staff attorneys at HLA, representing clients and advocating in the broader legal and policy arena for expanded and equitable health care access.

Greater Boston Legal Services Children's Disability Project: Through an anonymous gift from an NUSL graduate, a recent NUSL graduate is funded to work with the Greater Boston Legal Services Children's Disability Project.

Northern Illinois University: Northern Illinois University College of Law

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Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

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Northwestern University: Northwestern Pritzker University School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Zenner Grants are awarded each year to graduating students who plan to work in a public interest position. The grants are intended to assist students with payment of fees for bar review courses, bar applications, and other expenses in the summer after graduation. The number and amounts vary from year to year.

Graduate Student Funded:

The Len Rubinowitz Public Interest Fellowships are awarded both to students working in public interest positions during the summer and to graduating students entering public interest to assist with bar expenses and summer living expenses. Full grants are generally $4,500, and partial grants may also be awarded. The number of fellowships varies from year to year. The fellowships are funded by a combination of donations from students, faculty, administrators, and alumni, law school funds, and a number of fundraising events.

Other Funding Source:

The Zenner Grants are awarded each year to graduating students who plan to work in a public interest position. The grants are intended to assist students with payment of fees for bar review courses, bar applications, and other expenses in the summer after graduation. The number of awards and amounts vary from year to year. The grants are funded by alumna Teri Zenner, founder of Zenner Consulting Group.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame Law School

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Nova Southeastern University: Shepard Broad Law Center

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Ohio Northern Claude W. Pettit College of Law

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Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City University School of Law

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Pace University School of Law

Law School Funded:

While not a fellowship paid in cash by the Law School, a Pace graduate occupies the staff attorney position at the Hudson Valley Poverty Law Center, which is supported in kind by the Law School as a component of our John Jay Legal Services Clinic. This position was conceived of and deliberately created for a Pace graduate as a path for Pace graduates to become accomplished leaders in public interest practice and gradually open doors for other Pace Law graduates in public interest work.

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Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Clinic and Center Fellows program assists Penn State Law students as they transition from graduation to employment while simultaneously enriching the research and programming available through our diverse clinic and center programs. Recent graduates may apply for part-time, fixed-term academic year positions.

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Pepperdine University: Rick J. Caruso School of Law

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

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Quinnipiac University School of Law

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Regent University: School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

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Roger Williams University: School of Law

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Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Center for Law and Justice (Newark)

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Equal Justice Works
Skadden

 

Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden

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Saint John's University School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Public Service Fellowship Program is designed to provide graduates with meaningful experience working with a public interest organization, a government agency, a judge, a policy-making organization, or in a public service law-related position.

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Saint Louis University: Saint Louis University School of Law

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Saint Mary's University of San Antonio: St. Mary’s University of San Antonio School of Law

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Saint Thomas University: St. Thomas University School of Law (FL)

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Samford University: Cumberland School of Law

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Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University School of Law

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Seattle University: Seattle University School of Law

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Seton Hall University: Seton Hall University School of Law

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South Texas College: South Texas College of Law Houston

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Southern Illinois University School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Southern University Law Center

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Southwestern University: Southwestern Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Stanford Law School

Law School Funded:

Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, has endowed the Rhode Public Interest award, which is presented annually to a graduating student (or a team of graduating students) who has made outstanding contributions in work with underrepresented groups, in public interest causes outside the Law School, or in public service at the Law School. To be considered for the $3,000 award, the student must be nominated by faculty or other students.

Stanford Law School and the The Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) jointly sponsor a one-year postgraduate fellowship position for a Stanford Law School alumnus/a to work at a nonprofit that provides legal services to underrepresented communities or otherwise serves the public interest.. SPILF is a nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation established in 1978 by Stanford Law School students and alumni to provide funding for public interest law projects serving groups that have traditionally been denied adequate access to legal representation.

Graduate Student Funded:

Stanford Law School and the The Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) jointly sponsor a one-year postgraduate fellowship position for a Stanford Law School alumnus/a to work at a nonprofit that provides legal services to underrepresented communities or otherwise serves the public interest.. SPILF is a nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation established in 1978 by Stanford Law School students and alumni to provide funding for public interest law projects serving groups that have traditionally been denied adequate access to legal representation.

Other Funding Source:

Stanford students and alumni traditionally have received several post-graduate fellowships each year from national fellowship programs including Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and Echoing Green fellowships as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General's Honors Program appointments.

Stetson University: Stetson University College of Law

Law School Funded:
Graduate Student Funded:

Stetson offers a third-year Public interest Scholarship to one student each year.

Other Funding Source:

Suffolk University Law School

Law School Funded:

Fenton Awards - The John E. Fenton, Jr. Public Service Awards were created to honor Judge Fenton's 45 year legacy of teaching and leadership at Suffolk University Law School. The award is given annually to students pursuing public interest careers. Awards are given to graduating students contingent upon the recipient obtaining employment with a qualifying public service employer within one year of graduation. A separate application for this award is required during the academic year.

http://www.law.suffolk.edu/rappaport/fellowships/fenton/

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

SUNY Buffalo Law School

Law School Funded:

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

The School's graduates have received:

Skadden Arps Fellowship, (one in 1996), $35,000.

Equal Justice Works Fellowships, one each year, $28,000.

Soros Foundation Fellowship, (one in 1999), $32,500.

Syracuse University: College of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Temple University: James E. Beasley School of Law

Law School Funded:

Temple has more than 50 awards, some of which are public interest oriented:

The Lynne M Abraham ('65)Award

Established by the Temple Law Alumni/ae Association, this award honors Lynne M. Abraham ('65), a former Court of Common Pleas judge, who was sworn in as the first woman district attorney of Philadelphia in May, 1991. It is awarded to the graduating student with the highest grades in Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility who plans to work in a public service position.

The Beth Cross ('90) Award

Established in memory of Beth Cross ('90), former executive Director of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, by her husband Mark Flood ('90), this award is given to the graduate who is planning a career in public interest law and who demonstrates Ms Cross's commitment and dedication to providing legal assistance to under served populations.

The Gideon Award

Named for the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, this award is given to a graduating student who will be working for the Defender Association of Philadelphia and who exhibits overall academic achievement.

The Lena Hale Award

To the graduate(s) chosen by the faculty for outstanding extracurricular contributions.

Henry J Richardson III Award

Established to honor Henry J. Richardson III, for his personal contribution to critical thinking in the areas of international law, development and human rights, and his dedication to fostering thoughtful scholarship, this award is given to the student who wrote the best paper in the area of international human rights.

The Sender and Janina Szwalbenest Memorial Award

Established by Ben J. Szwalbenest ('81) to honor his parents, this award is given to a graduate who immigrated to the United States and rendered outstanding service to the law school and the community.

Greg R Wiegand ('98) Memorial Fund Award

Awarded to the graduating student who has overcome adversity and demonstrated perseverance and excellence while participating in the John S. Bradway Mock Trial Program.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Texas A & M University School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

A 2005 grant from the United Way expanded our Law Clinic to include Children's Rights which has continued to date. Our Law Clinic provides students the opportunity to earn class credit while representing indigent clients in domestic violence and social security disability cases under the direction of lawyers. With the grant, we were able to offer a clinical fellowship to two graduates.

Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Texas Tech University School of Law

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Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Tulane University: Tulane University School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Akron: C. Blake McDowell Law Center

Law School Funded:
Graduate Student Funded:
Other Funding Source:

University of Alabama: University of Alabama School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Law School Funded:

  • Community Law Group
  • Mortgage & Consumer Finance Law Group

Graduate Student Funded:

S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award - The S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award was established to assist graduating law students who will be entering public sector or public interest work upon graduation. The idea for an award was initially conceived by the Student Bar Association in 1999, and funded with donations from students, alumni and friends of Thomas Chandler.

Other Funding Source:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock: William H. Bowen School of Law

Law School Funded:
Graduate Student Funded:
Other Funding Source:

University of Arkansas School of Law

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University of Baltimore School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of California - Irvine School of Law

Law School Funded:

UCI Law is deeply committed to helping interested graduates secure public interest and government employment. In 2012, the inaugural class was offered Bridge Fellowships for those volunteering in public interest and government organizations while searching for work in those fields. Continuing to provide Bridge Fellowships is a priority for the Law School.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

The Inaugural Class Fellowship is a gift from the Class of 2012 to sponsor a one-year public interest fellowship of at least $30,000 for a new graduate of UC Irvine School of Law. The mission of the fellowship is to establish a tradition of public service at UCI Law by assisting one graduate in developing a strong foundation for a career in public interest law. The first fellowship was awarded to a graduating student of the Class of 2013.

The Class of 2013 has committed to funding a public interest fellowship to a member of the Class of 2014, who will work in the School of Law clinics, providing access to justice for the underserved.

University of California - Los Angeles

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University of California at Davis: University of California at Davis School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

University of California, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Law School Funded:

 

 

The Berkeley Law Bridge Fellowship Program and the Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship Programboth support new Berkeley Law JD graduates who are committed to pursuing careers in public service, but who have been unable to secure employment as of graduation.

The Bridge Fellowship provides selected Fellows with financial support for up to four months while they continue to search for permanent public service positions after the bar exam. This support allows Fellows to continue to develop skills, contacts, and professional experience through short-term volunteer work, better enabling them to compete for permanent public service positions as they become available.

The Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship Program addresses the reality that in some public interest settings, JD graduates need a full year of experience in order to be eligible or competitive for permanent attorney positions. Through the Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship, the law school funds yearlong apprenticeship positions for graduates pursuing careers in public interest or government work, with priority being given to those who most need a yearlong apprenticeship in order to be competitive in their chosen field.

Together, the Berkeley Law Bridge Fellowship and Public Interest Fellowship Programs provide substantial support that allows Berkeley Law students to stay focused on work they are passionate about throughout their careers.

 

 

Graduate Student Funded:

 

 

The Berkeley Law Foundation, Berkeley Law's student-run public interest law foundation, sponsors 1-3 post-graduation fellowships each year. In recent years, this fellowship has been open to Berkeley Law students only. For more details, visit: http://blf.boalt.org/

 

 

Other Funding Source:

 

 

Each year, Berkeley Law students apply for and receive prestigious post-graduate public interest fellowships. These include project-based fellowships like those awarded by the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, and the Soros Justice Initiative, as well as internal fellowships offered by public interest organizations, private public interest law firms, and government agencies. To support students applying for these highly competitive opportunities, the Berkeley Law Career Development Office coordinates an active network of alumni fellows who work directly with fellowship applicants, offers application review and mock interview opportunities, and stays updated on developments and trends in public interest fellowship funding.

 

 

University of California-Hastings College of the Law

Law School Funded:

Ralph Santiago Abascal Fellowship
http://www.uchastings.edu/careers/students/public-interest/abascal-fellowship.html

Graduate Student Funded:

Hastings students have received state and national public interest fellowships including Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Fulbright, echoing green and others.

Other Funding Source:

Hastings students and graduates have received state and national public interest fellowships including Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Fulbright, echoing green and others.

UC Hastings graduates have also received assistance to offset Bar expenses through the Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship supports the pipeline of young California lawyers entering the legal profession as public interest attorneys.

University of Chicago: University of Chicago Law School

Law School Funded:

The University of Chicago Law School Postgraduate Public Interest Law Fellowships are awarded to a limited number of competitively chosen graduating students who develop public interest fellowship projects with public sector host organizations. Thanks to the generosity of alumni funders, each Fellow works for one year following graduation at an eligible public service host organization on public interest legal issues such as welfare rights, affordable housing, domestic violence, immigration, workers rights, special education, environmental protection and juvenile justice. Each fellowship includes financial support of $50,000. Fellows provide periodic progress reports, including a final report at the end of the fellowship year. Applications for the Fellowship will be made available during the winter quarter of each academic year. For more information go to: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/publicinterest

Graduate Student Funded:

The Chicago Law Foundation (CLF) is a student-directed, not-for-profit group that awards grants to law students who devote their summers to working in the public interest (see below). In addition, CLF awards bar grants to graduating 3Ls who will be entering the public sector to assist with their expenses connected to the bar exam.

Other Funding Source:

The Law School's Public Service Initiative (PSI) provides financial support to a limited number of graduating students who engage in one year of full-time legal work in qualifying public service organizations, such as nonprofit offices and governmental agencies.

University of Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Colorado: School of Law

Law School Funded: Judicial Fellowship Program:

Through the Judicial Fellowship Program ("JFP"), Colorado Law hires recent Colorado Law graduates to work up to 500 hours each for judges, courts, or certain government agencies during the months of October through March. The JFP is meant to provide recent graduates with meaningful work experience; enable recent graduates to focus on professional development while seeking long-term, full-time employment; facilitate networking and resume development that will further recent graduates’ career and employment goals; and serve the legal community, particularly the judiciary.

Colorado Law hires Fellows to perform up to 500 hours each of work for judges and certain government agencies. Through this program, Colorado Law hopes to assist recent graduates who are actively seeking long-term employment by providing those graduates with financial support, meaningful work experience, professional growth and development, and additional connections that will further their career goals.

Denver City Attorney’s Office Fellowships:

Through this annual fellowship program, funded in part by Colorado Law School and in part by the Denver City Attorney’s Office, 6 recent graduates (the “Fellows”) of the University of Colorado Law School (“Colorado Law”) work full-time for, and under the supervision of, the Denver City Attorney’s Office (the “DCAO”). Colorado Law and the DCAO expect this program to provide meaningful work experience to the Fellows and the Fellows to provide valuable work to the DCAO.

Fellows work for one year, beginning in the fall (employment is at will, with the understanding that the DCAO may continue to employ any of the Fellows beyond the duration of the program). Currently, there are six Fellows selected each year to serve the following divisions of the DCAO:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment and Labor
  • Human Services
  • Municipal Operations
  • Airport
  • Prosecution and Code Enforcement

When the DCAO is accepting applications for this program (typically a cover letter, resume, and writing sample), we will email the graduating class and post the opportunities in CDOnline. Representatives of the DCAO will review and screen applications, interview finalists, and select the Fellows. Applicants may apply to more than one of the divisions of the DCAO.

David H. Getches Native American and Natural Resources Law Fellowship:

The David H. Getches Native American and Natural Resources Law Fellowship was made available as the result of a generous gift from the Wyss Foundation. The Getches Fellowship will support a recent Colorado Law School graduate in carrying out a project that addresses a significant issue or issues of importance in Native American and/or natural resources law. The fellowship will be awarded through a competitive process to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere interest in pursuing a career in the field of Native American or natural resources law. The awardee will be hired by the University of Colorado Law School to work with the Natural Resources Law Center, in conjunction with the Center, or with a non–governmental organization, or Indian tribe, under the supervision of the Center.

A preference will be given to proposals that will allow the applicant to work at the law school and that address land and water conservation and stewardship and sound natural resource management in Indian country, and that have as at least one objective illuminating such issues for the benefit of tribal governments. Applicants may develop their own proposals but should consult with the appropriate organization with whom they wish to work and the Natural Resources Law Center to ensure the feasibility of the project. Applicants must have a mentor (faculty or other) who will provide guidance and help ensure that the fellow will succeed in the project.

Salary is $4,000 per month for 12-15 months. Start date is flexible but sooner is better (early August at the latest). The position is full-time, but someone who wanted to work part-time for a couple of months while studying for the bar exam might be accommodated. Salary would be prorated accordingly.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Connecticut: University of Connecticut School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

The Law School, through programs hosted and resources maintained by the Office of Career Services, encourages students to apply for public interest fellowships. In recent years, Law School graduates have secured one and two year fellowships from organizations such as the Skadden Foundation and Equal Justice Works.

University of Dayton: University of Dayton School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Denver: Sturm College of Law

Law School Funded: In the Denver City Attorney's Office Postgraduate Fellow Program JD graduates of the Sturm College of Law apply to work full-time for one year in the Denver City Attorney's Office ("DCAO"). DCAO Postgraduate Fellows are paid through a combination of funding from the DCAO and Denver Law.

The Rural District Attorney Fellowship places six graduating law students from CU and DU (3 from each school) to work as Deputy District Attorneys practicing in rural jurisdictions for one year at full starting salary for that district. Fellows are paid through a combination of funding from CDAC and Denver Law.

Graduate Student Funded:
Other Funding Source: The Attorney General's Fellowship Program provides opportunities for new attorneys to gain practical experience in the public sector while enjoying the personal satisfaction of serving the residents of Colorado and its many state agency clients. Funds for this are fully paid by the AG's office.

The Colorado Civil Justice Corps (CCJC) is a post-graduate fellowship program only for Denver Law students that will place 3L students with Colorado nonprofits for two years to provide civil legal services to clients who have been victimized. Funding is made possible by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Dept. of Public Safety, Office of Victims Programs.

The Legal Residency Program has participating organizations hire one or more residents from a pool of new JD graduates provided exclusively by the two Colorado law schools. Residents work for a 12 to 18 month term depending on the employer's needs. Employers are not expected to make permanent offers at the end of a residency, though they may do so at their discretion. The Legal Residency is not envisioned as a substitute for first year attorney positions. Instead, it is a unique program designed to provide new lawyers with employment and training opportunities that do not currently exist in the marketplace. Employers have the benefit of cost effective assistance from residents coupled with the knowledge that they are contributing to the future of the legal profession. They may also end up discovering high quality legal talent, and can make hiring decisions after seeing their legal resident "in action," or base hiring decisions on references from others who have worked extensively with a resident. Participating employers determine pay rates for residents. The expectation is that participating employers will pay a reasonable wage, understanding that it will be adjusted downward from traditional entry level salaries to reflect the different nature of the position (essentially an apprenticeship).

Students are also supported to apply for national project-based and organization-based fellowships.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Florida: Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Georgia School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

Equal Justice Works has selected many UGA School of Law graduates to receive summer and post-graduate fellowships.

University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Houston Law Center

Law School Funded:

The University of Houston Law Center provides short term graduate fellowships for recent alumni to work with public interest employers while awaiting bar results.

Graduate Student Funded:

University of Houston provides short term graduate fellowships for recent alumni to work with public interest employers while awaiting bar results.

Other Funding Source:

University of Idaho: College of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Illinois College of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

Students have applied for a number of outside-funded fellowships, including the Skadden Fellowship, Fulbright Grant and George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Legal Fellowship by the Lawyers' Committee of Civil Rights Under Law.

University of Iowa College of Law

Law School Funded:

Public Interest Law Award

The recipient must have more than $5,000 in student loan debt, demonstrate the procurement of employment in public interest law, an area which includes but is not limited to legal assistance groups, public defenders offices, special interest and minority group advocates and civil liberties unions. The recipients starting and projected average annual salary derived from the employment described above must have a salary less than 125% of the "standard maintenance allowance (SMA) in their area. Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of a member of the establishing class, faculty and staff.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

University of Kansas: School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

The grant funded Medical-Legal Partnership Post-Graduate Fellowship allows a recent law graduate to further his/her career in health law and public service. The Fellow works with the Law School's Family Health Care Legal Services Clinic and other Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) sites in Kansas and Missouri representing clients and supervising students.

Other Funding Source:

The Office of Career Services assists students in identifying and applying for various post-graduate fellowships and awards, including the Equal Justice Works fellowships, Public Citizen and others.

University of Kentucky College of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Louisville: Brandeis School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Maine School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Maryland: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Law School Funded:

Some post-graduate fellowships available with the Center for Health and Homeland Security and Clinical Law Program, as well as Dean's Fellow and Library Research Fellows. The Public Service Award is given to several graduating law students from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law who, during their law school careers, engaged in service and legal work that significantly advance the public interest

.

Graduate Student Funded:

Not applicable to our post-graduate fellows at the law school.

Other Funding Source:

Not applicable

University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Irvin Bogatin Award is given to a recent graduate from the Bogatin family.

University of Miami School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Michigan: University of Michigan Law School

Law School Funded:

Michigan Law has several postgraduate fellowships specifically for Michigan Law graduates:

  • Robert B. Fiske, Jr. Fellowship Program for Government Service
  • Clara Belfield & Henry Bates Overseas Fellowships
  • MLS Postgraduate Fellowship Program

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

Michigan Law graduates regularly receive post-graduate fellowships such as Fulbrights, Skadden Fellowships, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Supreme Court Assistance Fellowship at Public Citizen, Southern Poverty Law Center, etc.

University of Minnesota: University of Minnesota Law School

Law School Funded:

  • Upper Midwest Human Rights Center Fellowship: The Human Rights Center accepts applications for fellowship grants to residents of the Upper Midwest—including students, teachers, lawyers, other professionals, community leaders, activists and others—to undertake practical experience in human rights organizations. The Fellowship Program is designed to promote human rights by providing practical training in the varied aspect of human rights work worldwide.
  • Robina Post-Graduate Fellowships: Multiple post-graduate fellowships are granted to recent graduates for either self-designed or existing unfunded positions in the areas of public policy, legal services, government services, and the courts. In 2009, 22 fellowships were awarded.
  • VISTA: The U of M Law School provides local legal services organizations with VISTA attorneys selected from their recent graduates. In 2009, three VISTA attorneys were hired from the May graduates.

Graduate Student Funded:

Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships: The Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowship program seeks to increase opportunities for graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota to study, intern, and conduct research abroad. Up to $2,000 may be awarded to support travel, living, and academic expenses

Other Funding Source:

In addition to these fellowships, the CPDC staff is available to speak to students about additional fellowship opportunities offered by outside organizations.

University of Mississippi School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Missouri - Columbia: School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Missouri Kansas City University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Montana: University of Montana School of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None

University of Nebraska: University of Nebraska College of Law

Law School Funded:
Graduate Student Funded:
Other Funding Source:

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: William S. Boyd School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

Beverly Rogers Fellowship
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada and William S. Boyd School of Law were pleased to announce Judy Cox as the inaugural Beverly Rogers fellow in 2008. To view the announcement, please click here.

The Beverly Rogers fellow functions as part of the ACLU's legal team and, depending on the needs of the ACLU, assists in ACLU legislative and policy work and advances the ACLU's agenda through non-litigation advocacy and trial litigation. The fellowship is highly competitive and is awarded to a third-year Boyd student or recent graduate who has demonstrated a strong commitment to pursuing a career in public interest law. It is a one-year fellowship, renewable for a second year. The fellow's salary is based upon the ACLU's salary structure.

Faiss Fellowship
The Faiss Fellowship is intended to offer support to a William S. Boyd School of Law student who enters a non-governmental public interest position following graduation. Currently supported by a generous gift from MGM/Mirage, the fellowship affords its recipient a total of $10,000 to be paid in two increments of $5000, the first issued upon the recipient's start of employment, the second issued upon the recipient's start of the second year of employment. The inaugural Faiss fellowship will be awarded in 2009.

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Alison Howland Curelop Hayward Fund:
Established and permanently endowed by the Curelop family in memory of a law school graduate who was a public interest lawyer and former directed of the Health, Law and Ethics Institute at the UNH School of Law, The Alison Howland Curelop Hayward Fund acknowledges the financial disparities public interest lawyers face with their career choice. The annual post-graduate award assists one or two new public interest lawyers who demonstrate moral and intellectual commitment to social justice and who will perpetuate commitment to public service.

  • Criteria : Recipients shall be employed as public interest/social justice advocates. Preference is given to graduates practicing health care law.
  • Award : The total award is through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, or a similar mechanism, and is based on the recommendation of a committee established by the UNH School of Law.

The Fleisher Family Fund:
The Fleisher Family Fund, a permanently endowed fund at the UNH School of Law, acknowledges the financial disparities public interest lawyers face with their career choice and provides an annual award to assist one or more new UNH School of Law graduates practicing as public interest lawyers. The Fund provides, annually, a loan repayment assistance award to one or more UNH law graduates.

  • Award : The award is given through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, or a similar mechanism, and is based on the recommendation of a committee to be determined by the UNH School of Law each year.

The Howard James Nedved Commencement Award:
This award honors Howard James Nedved's significant contribution to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, including the National and the New Hampshire Chapters. The purpose is to award a graduating student a gift of $1,000 who has (1) participated in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Student Trial Advocacy Competition and the National Trial Competition, and (2) is participating and applying for the Bar Exam in any state. UNH Law Students participating in the Trial Advocacy Competition are eligible for this award.

U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program:
The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program provides community service fellowships to law students and graduate students seeking to help those currently underserved by our health care system and under-represented in New Hampshire. This one-year interdisciplinary program focuses on community service, leadership development and personal reflection. As a result, the core element of the Fellows Program is the student initiated service project. Specifically, Fellows develop projects that provide direct service to under-served populations, work towards eliminating health disparities, and improve quality of life in New Hampshire. Each fellow designs his/her own service project and provides at least 200 hours of service in cooperation with a existing community agency. An academic mentor supports and supervises each fellow's project.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of New Mexico School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of North Carolina: University of North Carolina School of Law

Law School Funded:

UNC School of Law operates a bridge-to-practice fellowship program, which provides recent graduates with a modest stipend for volunteer work with a public interest employer for the three-month period after the July bar exam.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of North Dakota School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Law School Funded:

 

 

Graduate Student Funded:

 

 

Other Funding Source:

 

The Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Fellowship Program was created to increase the number of people who receive much-needed legal services and to help new lawyers pursue a career in public interest law. The Program supports recent graduates of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with a one-year fellowship (which can be renewed for a second year, at the discretion of the fellow and the Foundation) at an domestic 501(c)(3) non-profit which provides civil legal services to the poor and/or those deprived of their civil or human rights.

 

University of Oregon: University of Oregon School of Law

Law School Funded: Oregon Law’s ENR Center provides $5000 project stipends. Post-graduate fellows execute discrete research projects under the direction of a faculty supervisor.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

University of Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded:

We assist recent graduates by funding a growing number of post-graduate fellowships. Each fellowship pays for one graduate to work for a year as an attorney at a sponsoring public interest organization. Our fellowships help recent graduates earn experience as practicing attorneys and build the foundations of a long career as a public interest lawyer.

Click here for further details about our past and current recipients.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Pittsburgh: School of Law

Law School Funded:

Each year a graduating student receives the Distinguished Public Interest Scholar Award

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Equal Justice Works Fellowships along with fellowships offered by other organizations.

University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of Richmond T. C. Williams School of Law

Law School Funded:

The University of Richmond School of Law does not have any post-graduate fellowships at this time.

Graduate Student Funded:

The University of Richmond School of Law does not have any post-graduate fellowships at this time.

Other Funding Source:

The University of Richmond School of Law does not have any post-graduate fellowships at this time.

University of Saint Thomas: School of Law (MN)

Law School Funded:

The Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services provides an opportunity for UST School of Law graduates to further careers in public service by serving as postgraduate fellows. Fellows work as staff attorneys and supervise student work in collaboration with the faculty and staff of the center.

The fellowship positions are designed for recent graduates of the University of St. Thomas School of Law who have shown a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice. Appointments are for one year, with the expectation that appointments will be renewed for a second year. Successful candidates should have previous experience in public interest law, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and excellent oral advocacy and writing skills. Prior participation in the Interprofessional Center is not required. Fellows will receive a salary competitive with entry level legal aid attorneys in Minnesota, an excellent benefits package, and substantial loan repayment.

University of St. Thomas Law graduates who are awarded fellowships will have an opportunity to gain significant legal practice experience, develop ties to other public interest lawyers and organizations serving the Twin Cities, and assist in the supervision of law students participating in the Legal Services Clinic. Fellowship recipients are expected to work closely with faculty and students in all three practice areas. Fellowship applicants must be eligible to practice law in the state of Minnesota and are expected to sit for the July bar exam following acceptance into the program.

http://www.stthomas.edu/law/admissions/financingyoureducation/

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of San Diego School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of San Francisco School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded:

Each summer approximately 25 public interest law foundation grants are available to students working in unpaid public interest/public sector positions for $4,000 each. Money for the grants is raised by the student-run Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). PILF conducts fundraising through its annual "Donate a Day" event and its Gala Auction and Award Ceremony. The School of Law matches those funds raised at the annual auction.

Other Funding Source:

USF Law students have received state and national public interest fellowships from various organizations.

University of South Carolina: University of South Carolina School of Law

Law School Funded:

 

None.

 

Graduate Student Funded:

 

None.

 

Other Funding Source:

 

None.

 

University of South Dakota School of Law

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University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Law School Funded:

The Law School's full-time, one-year public interest fellowship is called the Irmas Fellowship and is funded in part by a Law School-created endowment, student fundraising and graduate donations made through the School's Annual Fund.

Graduate Student Funded:

The Irmas Fellowship is a postgraduate fellowship honoring Sydney and Audrey Irmas. The fellowship was created through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Irmas and the Public Interest Law Foundation to assist recent USC Law graduates beginning careers in public interest. For more information visit http://mylaw2.usc.edu/portal/careers/students/fellowships.cfm.

Other Funding Source:

The Clinton-Orfalea Fellowship Program, a partnership with The Orfalea Family Foundation (ORFALEA), The William J. Clinton Foundation (CLINTON FOUNDATION), and University of Southern California (USC), is a one-year post-graduate fellowships will enable recent graduates of USC's Gould School of Law, Marshall School of Business and the School of Policy, Planning and Development to work for one year with the William J. Clinton Foundation, pursuing the organization's global and domestic initiatives. For more information visit http://mylaw2.usc.edu/portal/careers/students/clinton.cfm.

University of Tennessee College of Law

Law School Funded:

None

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

As a member of Equal Justice Works, the College actively works with students that are interested in applying for Equal Justice Works Fellowships. Additionally, students are encouraged to apply for fellowships such as Skadden, Soros, etc. Information sessions and application assistance are provided through the Career Services Office.

University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Law School Funded:

The UT Law Faculty Fellowship in Public Interest Law has provided a $50,000 stipend, for two years, for an outstanding graduating law student to work with a public interest legal organization. The Fellowship was created through contributions from members of the law faculty and the Law School.

The George M. Fleming Fellowship provides a $50,000 stipend, for two years, for an outstanding graduating law student to work with a public interest legal organization, focusing on health law and advocacy. The Fellowship is supported by a gift from George M. Fleming, '71.

The Julius Glickman Fellowship provides a $50,000 stipend, for two years, for an outstanding graduating law student to work with a public interest legal organization to provide legal services to underrepresented individuals or groups. The Fellowship is supported by a gift from Julius Glickman, '66.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

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University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded:

Through the Pacific McGeorge Public Legal Services Society, Pacific McGeorge offers income supplementation to graduates who enter public service and public interest law.

Other Funding Source:

The Equal Justice Fellowship: The Fellowship creates partnership among public interest lawyers, nonprofit organizations, law firm/corporate sponsors and other donors in order to afford underrepresented populations effective access to the justice system. The two-year Fellowships offer salary and generous loan repayment assistance, and other forms of support during the term of the Fellowship.

In addition, many Pacific McGeorge graduates typically receive fellowships and awards from local, national, and international sources.

University of Toledo: College of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

Graduates of The University of Toledo College of Law have been successful in earning fellowships from both Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps, among others.

University of Tulsa: College of Law

Law School Funded:

The College of Law funds a one-year Clinical Fellow.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law

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University of Virginia School of Law

Law School Funded:

Powell Fellowship in Legal Services: The Powell Fellowship in Legal Services honors former Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. It awards $40,000 to a J.D. graduate of the law school or to a judicial clerk to enable him or her to work in public interest law and to enhance the delivery of legal services to the poor under the sponsorship of a public interest organization. The award is made for one year with the expectation that it will be renewed for a second year. Fellows receive the $40,000, the benefits that an employee of his or her sponsoring organization would ordinarily receive, and a stipend to help pay for bar exam and bar review expenses. The project must involve the provision of civil legal services to the indigent.

Robert F. Kennedy '51 Public Service Fellowships: The Robert F. Kennedy '51 Public Service Fellowships enable recent J.D. graduates to work in public service positions while exploring career options and building a professional network. The fellowships are named after the late Senator and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, one of the most famous public servants to graduate from Virginia Law. Funded by alumni and friends of the Law School, the fellowships provide a salary to graduates working for a year in qualifying public service employment. For the Class of 2013, the salary is $31,500. Fellows also receive a stipend to help pay for bar exam and bar review expenses.

Fellows work in legal aid offices, prosecutors' and public defenders' offices, federal agencies, courts and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Skadden Fellowship

University of Washington: University of Washington School of Law

Law School Funded:

 

The Native American Law Center's Tribal Defense Clinic offers a one-year fellowship each year, renewable for an additional year to a recent graduate with an interest in practicing tribal criminal defense. The fellowship is paid by the Center with additional funds received from tribal partners, primarily the Squaxin Island and Sauk Suiattle Tribes in Washington State.

 

Graduate Student Funded:

 

None

 

Other Funding Source:

 

None

 

University of Wisconsin: Law School

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

University of Wyoming School of Law

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Valparaiso University: Valparaiso University School of Law

Law School Funded:

Valparaiso University Law School offers a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to recent graduates that are currently working in the public interest sector. The LRAP was developed to provide financial assistance to Valparaiso Law graduates that have accumulated a substantial amount of student loan debt from educational loans. The program provides assistance for up to three years following graduation, if a graduate holds a full-time, law-related position in the public interest sector, and meets the LRAP's eligibility requirements. For additional information, please contact Robyn Rucker at robyn.rucker@valpo.edu.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Vanderbilt University Law School

Law School Funded: The Barrett Social Justice Fellowship honors the legacy of renowned Nashville civil rights attorney George Barrett ’57 by enabling a Vanderbilt Law graduate to carry out a one-year public interest project under the supervision and sponsorship of a host organization. The Law School will provide funding to enable the Fellow to receive a $40,000 salary and health insurance from the host organization.

Vanderbilt also participates in Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Program.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

Vermont Law School

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Villanova University: Charles Widger School of Law

Law School Funded:

Villanova offers two full-time fellowships to provide a platform for individuals to assist in the teaching of our CARES and Farmworker Clinics. For our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, we also offer a part-time fellowship to assist in the delivery of legal services and student supervision. The positions provide opportunities for the fellows to receive training in teaching and support for scholarly activities, and is intended to provide a platform for individuals wishing to enter the clinical teaching community.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

The Career Strategy Office connects students and alumni with hundreds of fellowship opportunities through its own database, as well as through PSLawNet. Fellowships are often publicized in the weekly law school newspaper, the Gavel Gazette. The Director of Public Service Careers and Pro Bono Programs also conducts educational programs to assist students with the fellowship application process. Recent Villanova graduates have competed successfully for several fellowships, including the Equal Justice Works and the Independence Foundations fellowships.

Wake Forest University School of Law

Law School Funded:

None.

Graduate Student Funded:

None.

Other Funding Source:

None.

Washburn University School of Law

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Washington and Lee University: School of Law

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Washington University: Washington University School of Law

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Wayne State University Law School

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West Virginia University College of Law

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Western New England University: School of Law

Law School Funded:

The School of Law does not offer post-graduate fellowships or awards.

Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

The School of Law counsels students regarding fellowship opportunities and offers resources to help students identify post-graduate fellowships and awards.

Western State University College of Law

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Whittier Law School: Whittier Law School

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Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Several public interest awards are given to graduating students who demonstrate a commitment to public interest law. These are funded by private donors, including area corporations, law firms, and alumni.

Widener University Delaware Law School

Law School Funded: Graduate Student Funded: Other Funding Source:

Several public interest awards are given to graduating students who demonstrate a commitment to public interest law. These are funded by private donors, including area corporations, law firms, and alumni

Willamette University: Willamette University College of Law

Law School Funded:

 

 

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William and Mary Law School

Law School Funded:

William & Mary Law School’s Public Service Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) Program provides stipends to a select number of J.D. graduates who, after graduation and completion of the bar exam, with one of the following eligible organizations.

  • civil legal services offices;
  • public defenders;
  • prosecutors;
  • federal, state and local government agencies;
  • 501(c)(3) and other non-profit organizations;
  • non-U.S., non-profit organizations with a public service mission; and legislative offices.

Students apply for funding through the PGF Program during the spring of their 3L year and are selected through a rigorous and competitive application process.

Graduate Student Funded:

None

Other Funding Source:

None

Yale University: Yale Law School

Law School Funded: The Robert M. Cover Fellowship Program offers post-graduate fellowships to experienced attorneys interested in clinical law teaching. The Cover Fellowship Program seeks to attract lawyers with at least five years of practice (or equivalent experience). Each fellowship starts during the summer and lasts for two years. More information can be found here.

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights provides post-graduate fellowships that allow recent graduates of Yale graduate and professional schools to spend a year working on issues of relevance to the fields of global justice and/or women's rights. More information can be found here.

The Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowship Program supports recent Yale Law graduates who wish to work closely with high-level leaders in the federal government for one year, either through an existing position or through a special assistantship. The fellowship allows alumni to explore careers in public service and to bring creative, entrepreneurial ideas to the federal government. At least two fellowships are awarded each year for fellows to work in the executive or legislative branch of the United States federal government. Positions that will not be considered include judicial clerkships, entry-level positions, and work for political campaigns.

The International Court of Justice Internship/Clerkship is a nine-month internship/clerkship position made available by the International Court of Justice at The Hague and funded by the Law School. The position is open to J.D.s, L.L.M.s, and J.S.D.s within five years of their graduation. Since the inception of the program for the 2002-03 term, LL.M. graduates have served every term except 2008-09. Candidates must be fluent in at least one of the ICJ's official languages, English or French, and a good working knowledge of the other is helpful.

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship supports one year of full-time work in the U.S. in a law-related endeavor designed to further public interest, generally under the sponsorship of an existing organization or possibly through a start-up project. The fellowship is open to all graduates of the Law School, regardless of graduation year, and provides an annual stipend of approximately $47,500. More information can be found here.

The Mary A. McCarthy Fellowship in Public Interest Law support public interest law projects, especially in mediation and the rights of immigrants, prisoners, criminal defendants, and women. Work products have ranged from legal briefs and evidence gathered in support of litigation to articles in national journals, informational pamphlets, and videos. Applications must be submitted while still a student. Currently-enrolled students who will be graduating in May can apply for funding for projects to be undertaken within the year following graduation.

The Robert L. Bernstein Fellowships in International Human Rights, administered by the Schell Center for International Human Rights, allow both graduating students and recent graduates to devote a year to full-time advocacy human rights issues anywhere in the world. Applicants are encouraged to create projects with appropriate organizations, but independent projects will also be considered. The fellowship is intended to foster innovative approaches to human rights advocacy or to promote work on important human rights issues that have received relatively little attention. More information can be found here.

The Robina Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in International Human Rights allows its recipients to work anywhere in the world. Fellowships enable experiences of six months to a year in a number of categories: judicial clerkships in international and foreign courts and tribunals with substantial responsibility for human rights issues; international criminal tribunal internships; internships with international organizations concerned with human rights; and independent research on human rights topics. More information can be found here.

The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Fellowship offers a post-graduate fellowship for lawyers who are interested in a long-term career in law school clinical teaching or public lawyering. The Fellowship starts during the summer and lasts for one year. Fellowship responsibilities include running the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project at Yale Law School, co-teaching a seminar on local government law with Yale Law School Professor Heather Gerken, supervising student work, and working directly with the San Francisco City Attorney's Affirmative Litigation Task Force on related litigation. More information can be found here.

The Yale Law School Fellowship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague enables its recipient to spend one year on the staff of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). The PCA was established to facilitate dispute resolution between states, state entities, intergovernmental organizations, and private parties. All Fellows will have significant drafting and research responsibilities. Fellows will also organize and observe hearings and deliberations, help negotiate and resolve issues among arbitrators, and work directly with the Secretary General to promote the PCA's activities. The position is open to J.D.s and LL.M.s in their final year, as well as J.S.D.s and recent graduates.

The Yale Law School Public Interest Fellowships support recent Yale Law School graduates for one year of full-time public interest work, with the possibility in limited circumstances of extended funding for up to an additional year. The proposed plan for the fellowship year must be one of the following: 1) legal project designed by applicant in partnership with a sponsoring organization; 2) existing project with a host organization; 3) staff attorney at a public interest organization; or 4) unpaid foreign or international court clerkship or international prosecution internship.

Graduate Student Funded:

Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale, Inc.

This student organization funds and supports innovative public interest law projects to protect the legal rights of inadequately represented groups or interests. Proposed projects should be new; they can be designed in conjunction with an organization as long as they are not simply funding requests for the ongoing work of an existing organization.

Other Funding Source:

TRI PI - Travel Reimbursement for Interviews in the Public Interest. The Law School will cover reasonable travel expenses for 2Ls and 3Ls, up to $800, for travel to a public interest interview. Students need to speak with the Career Development Office for guidelines. More information can be found here.

Career Fair Reimbursement – The Yale Law School Career Development office also offers funding to offset registration fees and reasonable travel expenses for a number of travel fairs, including the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair and the Yale co-sponsored Public Interest Career Fair.

Yeshiva University: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Law School Funded:

Bridge to Practice Fellows. Cardozo launched its Bridge to Practice Postgraduate Fellowship program in 2005. The fellowship provides financial assistance to selected graduates who seek to contribute to the public good through legal work in the public sector before they commence permanent employment.

Fellows must secure an unpaid position in the public service law sector that consists of legal work under the supervision of an attorney. They are awarded $3,000 for a ten week period of employment in the public law sector, with a minimum requirement of 20 hours per week.

Graduate Student Funded:

Other Funding Source:

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