Public Interest Scholarships

Women's Bar Association Foundation Founders Fellowship

The WBAF established the Founders Fellowship in 2006 and honors the memory of Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillet, the founders of the sister organization, the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia. The fellowship provides a stipend to allow a law student to work at a local non-profit organization dedicated to serving the legal and related neds of women and girls in the DC Metropolitan area. The amount of the fellowship is $7,500.

This application is due no later than 12:00pm (noon) on February 27, 2020. You may apply for the fellowship here.  

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Sustained Impact Fellowship Application

In this is 20th Anniversary Year of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, in conjunction with the Deans’ Circle of the Foundation’s Fellowship Law Schools, Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce their Sustained Impact Fellowship Program. The Sustained Impact Fellowship focuses on disaster relief, community rebuilding and access to justice in post-Hurricane Maria, and now earthquake-ridden Puerto Rico. The Sustained Impact Fellowship concentrates pro bono legal services over a multi-year period on these same objectives. The Foundation Deans’ Circle partnership is addressing this challenge by, over several summers, placing a series of Fellows from different law schools at non-profit organization in Puerto Rico to do pro bono work.

This year the Foundation, with the Deans’ Circle, will award a Sustained Impact Fellowship to a law student from a Fellowship Law School to work for 8 weeks during the summer. The selected Fellow will receive a $5000 Fellowship for his/her work during the summer. The candidate must be fluent in Spanish.

Please complete the application which can be found here, submit a resume and a statement of interest (maximum 250 words). The statement of interest should include information on the student’s commitment to public interest work and connection to/interest in the Sustained Impact Fellowship in Puerto Rico.  Students may not apply to both the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Sustained Impact Fellowship and the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship.

We encourage potential Fellows to visit us on the internet, either at the Squire Patton Boggs website or the Foundation’s Facebook page for additional information about the Foundation and our Fellows. 

The application is due no later than 12:00pm [noon] on Wednesday, March 4.

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Interest Fellowship

In this, our 20th Anniversary Year, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is pleased to make available a Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship grant of $5000 to Howard University School of Law for the summer of 2020.  The Fellowship program enables students who have finished their first or second year to work at least eight weeks during the summer in a public policy position, for either a non-profit organization or government institution.  

We are looking for distinguished students with a passion for public interest work and/or public service.  That will be reflected in the internship the student has arranged, and their expressed reasons for pursuing the Fellowship and the internship they have lined up.  Because the Firm has offices in several European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Australian cities, we are interested in having Fellows who intend to work on international matters in cities proximate to these international offices, as well as in Washington or near other U.S. cities where the firm has offices.   

Fellowship candidates should not propose to intern with non-profit or governmental organizations that would pay them or seek to combine this Fellowship with academic credit for work done during the Fellowship. 

Complete the application which can be found here, submit a resume and a statement of interest of why the nominee is seeking the Fellowship, and a description of your prospective summer internships and expected assignments. Students may not apply to both the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Sustained Impact Fellowship and the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship.

We encourage you and potential Fellows to visit us on the internet, either at the Squire Patton Boggs website or the Foundation’s Facebook page for additional information about the Foundation and our Fellows. 

The application is due no later than 12:00pm [noon] on Monday, March 30.

Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship for Public Interest Work

For more information on the Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship for Public Interest work please visit the Goodwin site at: https://www.goodwinlaw.com/careers/diversity-fellowships#1L.

Apply directly through Goodwin. Applications are due on Friday, February 28, 2020.