2020 Liman Fellowship Application

Any freshman, sophomore, or junior undergraduate may apply for an Arthur J. Liman Public Interest Fellowship, which offers a stipend for a minimum eight week summer internship to work at a non-profit organization engaged in public interest law.  In 2020, the program will award up to five fellowships of $4,000 each.  The electronic application will close at Noon on December 11, 2019.

An essay of no more than three pages double-spaced (750 words max) explaining your commitment to service in the public interest, emphasizing your prior experience in assisting individuals and/or advocating for causes as examples of your commitment to public service and your interest in legal issues.

An explanation of no more than one page double-spaced (250 words) of which issues you would like to work on this summer or what type of placement you will seek. If you have a proposed internship, provide a description of the organization and your responsibilities. In either case, explain why you are interested in working in this area of law.


In submitting this application, I permit the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) to inquire about my student disciplinary records at Princeton, and I permit the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to release such records to LAPA.  Information from other offices at Princeton, e.g. residential colleges or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive experience.  Please note that any information received by LAPA will not be released to any third parties, including our internship/fellowship organizations and alumni interviewers, where relevant.