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Appendix B: Selected Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities

Below is a list of post-graduate public interest fellowship opportunities, organized by category. This is not an exhaustive list, and while some of these are very established opportunities, others may fluctuate in their availability and/or application timelines from year to year.

We have included application deadlines for project-based applications for the 2015 funding cycle based on the best information available to us, but you should visit the fellowship's webpage to confirm deadline dates and other application process details.

(Links last visited June 2017)


 

Project-based fellowships

American Bar Association Section of Taxation–Public Service Fellowship Program - Application deadline: November (in previous years)

Berkeley Law Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship - Application deadline: January (in previous years)

Borchard Foundation on Law and Aging - Application deadline: April 15 (each year)

Equal Justice Works - Application deadline: September 28, 2017

Independence Foundation - Application deadline: September 25, 2017

Initiative for Public Interest at Yale funding - Application deadline: March (in previous years)

Skadden - Application deadline: September 18, 2017

Soros Advocacy Fellowship - Application deadline: October (in previous years)

Stoneleigh Foundation, Emerging Leaders Fellowship - Application deadline: January (in previous years)

Pride Law Fund, Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship - Application deadline: January 12 (in previous years)

Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship, Vermont Legal Aid - Application deadline: November (in previous years)

 

Organization-based fellowships

American Civil Liberties Union Brennan First Amendment Fellowship

American Civil Liberties Union Karpatkin Racial Justice Fellowship

American Civil Liberties Union National Security/Nadine Strossen Fellowship

Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Fellowship

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship

Clifton Everett Community Justice Fellowships at North Carolina Legal Aid

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship

Disability Rights Advocates Sid Wolinsky Fellowship

Equal Justice Initiative Fellowship

Equal Rights Advocates, Ruth Chance Fellowship

Fair Vote Democracy Fellowship Program

Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Lindsay Fellowship

Murnaghan Fellowship, Public Justice Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund John Payton Appellate and Supreme Court Fellowship

Natural Resources Defense Council, Charles Koob Environmental Litigation Fellowship

Pacific Legal Foundation, Conservative/Libertarian Public Interest Litigation Fellowship

Zubrow Fellowship in Juvenile Law, Juvenile Law Center
 

Hybrid Organizational fellowships

These fellowships are non-project-based opportunities funded by an entity other than the organization for which the fellow will be working.

Equal Justice Works Americorps Fellowships

Gideon's Promise Law School Partnership Program

Immigrant Justice Corps

Poverty Justice Solutions

 

Entrepreneurial fellowships

Ashoka Fellowships

Draper Richards Kaplan

Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship

Echoing Green Climate Fellowship

Echoing Green Global Fellowship

Skoll Foundation

 

Clinical Teaching fellowships

Berkeley Law School, The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, Clinical Teaching Fellowship

Fordham Law School, Crowley Fellowship in International Human Rights

Georgetown Law Clinical Fellowships

Seattle University School of Law, Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow

UCLA School of Law, Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship

University of Baltimore School of Law Civil Advocacy Clinic 

 

Firm-sponsored fellowships

Law firm places fellow with a public interest organization

 

Fried Frank NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund Fellowships

Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow at Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

 

Law firm hires fellow to work on public interest or pro bono matters

Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain Environmental Fellowship

Bernabei & Wachtel, Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian, and Ho Social Justice Fellowship

Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Fellowship

Immigrant Law Group PC ILG Post-Graduate Innovator Fellowship

John Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law

Murphy Anderson PLLC Murphy Public Interest Fellowship

Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, Cochran Civil Rights Fellowship

Relman, Dane & Colfax Relman Civil Rights Fellowship

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger Fellowship

 


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