The deadline has passed for 2015 fellowships.
The Law Center regularly sponsors fellowships provided by organizations such as the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, the Independence Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Open Society Institute, and sponsoring law schools.
Law Center staff will work with interested candidates to develop projects in one or more of our six areas: Education (including Special Education), Employment, Environmental Justice, Health Care, Housing, and Voting. Projects addressing housing and environmental justice are of particular interest for the 2015 application cycle.
The Law Center looks for fellowship candidates with the following qualifications:
- Commitment to public interest law
- Vision for a particular project or specific project area
- Willingness to conduct research and build a successful application
- Strong ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies and ability to work collaboratively to develop partnerships and coalitions
- Ability to communicate project issues to law-trained and lay audiences
- Self-direction and initiative
- Strong academic record
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit the following:
• Cover letter addressing your interest and experience in public interest and poverty law and a description of ideas for a fellowship proposal
• Two brief legal writing samples
• Law school transcript
• List of three references
These materials should be sent via email to: