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Applications Due Wednesday, 12/16/15
12:00 PM

The Application

Applications are submitted using the Online Fellowship application, and must include:

  • Email addresses for two references who can comment on your interest in public interest law and on your academic background
  • A three to five page double-spaced essay explaining your motivation to work in public interest law; any prior experience in assisting individuals or advocating causes; examples of your commitment to public service; and your future aspirations;  You should include a brief description of the area of law in which you are interested in working during the summer
  • A resume
  • A current academic transcript of your work at Princeton (it need not be an official transcript)
  • IF you have a proposed internship, a description of the organization and your responsibilities. You may provide a letter of interest from the organization

Selection Process

The Review Committee will evaluate all applications with special attention to whether:

  • The applicant has demonstrated merit and a past commitment to public service; has an interest or involvement with the legal system and is making future plans to pursue these interests; 
  • The candidate has researched potential internships or has a clear interest and realistic goals concerning a summer placement;
  • The application indicates how the fellowship will enhance the candidate's academic and career interests.

The Fellowship Announcement and Award

LAPA will announce the fellowship recipients in early February.  Fellows will receive a summer stipend of $4,000.  (Students eligible for Federal Work Study will receive an amount equal to their mandated cap.)

As a part of the fellowship, students will be expected to attend the annual Liman Public Interest Colloquium at Yale Law School, April 9-10, 2015.  (All expenses will be paid to attend.)

The online application will close at 5:00PM on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.