Public Service Fellowships
The School of Law’s Public Service Fellowship Program seeks to support graduating students who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to public service, enabling them to work with a variety of nonprofit organizations and government agencies, both domestically and abroad.
Professional Opportunity Program Fellowships
Through the Professional Opportunity Program, the School of Law and Liberty Hill Foundation have partnered to establish a one-year fellowship to allow successful Class of 2013 and 2014 candidates the opportunity to work full-time for up to one year with a nonprofit organization, government agency or judge. Participants are paid monthly stipends
Community Economic Development Fellowship
The School of Law’s Community Economic Development Fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduate to pursue transactional legal work that advances the goals of community economic development in Los Angeles. The fellowship term is one year and the fellowship placement alternates annually between the community economic development units of Public Counsel Law Center and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
The School of Law’s Gideon Fellowship, the first fellowship of its kind in the country, is a partnership between the School of Law, Gideon’s Promise – a trailblazing organization that trains and places new law graduates and law students in southern public defender offices, and six public defender offices in the South. Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, one School of Law graduate will be selected as the Gideon Fellow, serving as a public defender with one of the School’s six public defender partner organizations and receiving training and mentorship from Gideon’s Promise. At the end of the one-year Fellowship term, the Fellow will move into a full-time permanent position as a staff public defender with the partner public defender office and continue to receive training and mentorship from Gideon’s Promise.
School of Law New Graduate Opportunity Program
Administered by the Office of Career Services, the New Graduate Opportunity Program funds part-time, temporary work with nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Participating graduates have a unique opportunity to further build their resume and to enhance their legal skills while awaiting Bar results.
There is a range of funding opportunities through postgraduate fellowships and government honors programs to support graduating law students, judicial clerks and public interest entrepreneurs seeking entry- and mid-level public interest opportunities. Working closely with the Office of Public Interest Programs, our students have been very successful in securing these exceptionally competitive opportunities.