Post-graduate Fellowships – What are they and how do I get one?

Whether you’ve always known you wanted to do work on particular issue (e.g., homelessness, civil rights, or law and technology), or with a certain clientele (e.g., youth, immigrants, or veterans), fellowships are a great way to gain valuable experience right out of law school.  While public interest organizations may use fellowships to hire entry level attorneys, some have their own fellows and others serve as host organizations for fellows who secure outside funding.  While Equal Justice Works and Skadden are the largest and most well-known fellowship programs, there are many other sources of funding and fellowship opportunities.

For additional information, review the resources on our website.

Some fellowships are posted in Symplicity —

  • Disability Rights Fellowship (Brown Goldstein & Levy, Baltimore, MD) – available to law school graduates with a disability and up to three years of legal experience.  Fellows litigate disability rights law cases.
  • Clifton W. Everett Fellowship (Legal Aid of North Carolina) — Each Everett Fellow handles a caseload in traditional areas of poverty law practice focusing on rural clients.
  • William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship (ACLU, NY) — The Brennan Fellow functions as an integral part of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, and focuses on an extensive docket of First Amendment cases.

The PSLawNet application deadline calendar of fellowships lists these fellowships which have application deadlines in August, 2012 for the 2013-14 year.

8/6/2012: American Civil Liberties Union of Northern CaliforniaFellowship Sponsor

8/9/2012: American Civil Liberties Union of IdahoFellowship Sponsor

8/10/2012: Asian American Center for Advancing JusticeFellowship Sponsor

8/10/2012: Children’s Rights, Inc.Postgraduate Fellowship

8/15/2012: Lenox Hill Neighborhood HouseFellowship Sponsor

8/15/2012: Surfrider FoundationFellowship Sponsor

8/15/2012: Partnership for Children’s RightsFellowship Sponsor

8/18/2012: New Mexico AppleseedFellowship Sponsor

8/31/2012: Earthjustice – Washington, D.C.Health Practice Area Fellow

8/31/2012: Inner City Law CenterFellowship Sponsor

8/31/2012: Nueva Luz Urban Resource CenterLaw Fellow

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If you have a question, you may speak with fellowship advisors Prof. Shaughnessy, Assoc. Dean Janet Ikeda (Fulbright), or Lorri Olan or Lauren Kozak.

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