Students selected as Liman Fellows will perform full-time public interest law-related work lasting at least eight to ten weeks during the summer. The subject matter is not limited to any specific field, and thus, may range from civil rights and liberties to disability law and environmental protection, and beyond.
Each fellow seeks a position that offers a variety of learning experiences over the course of the summer, such that they gain significant exposure to issues of law and an understanding of how the legal system works. The work allows a student to develop analytical thinking and research skills. At the conclusion of the internship, the fellow writes a report that explains how the internship affected his or her understanding of public interest law and future academic and career plans.