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Fellowship Opportunities


Our fellows become involved with substantive legal activities, which involve co-counseled litigation with prominent law firms, including client contact, case investigation, discovery, negotiations, amicus briefs, appeals, and trial practice. Non-litigation activities include legal services to community development groups, legislative and public policy advocacy, and public education on important civil rights matters. Please read below for deadlines and additional information and contact [email protected] with any questions.

A description of some of our current and recent fellows’ experiences at the Lawyers’ Committee and beyond is available here.

The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.

Applicants are welcome to apply concurrently for one or more fellowship opportunities at the Lawyers’ Committee.


George N. Lindsay Fellowship

The Lawyers’ Committee offers a one-year George N. Lindsay Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights attorneys. Fellows have the opportunity to gain legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Education, Criminal Justice, Stop Hate, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

The one-year Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,500, supplemented by a loan forgiveness payment of $2,000. The yearly stipend is also supplemented by payment of bar review and fees. Application materials for the 2019-2020 George N. Lindsay Fellowship are due May 29, 2018.

For more information about the George N. Lindsay Fellowship, please visit this page: https://podio.com/webforms/20692990/1420073

For testimonials from former George N. Lindsay Fellows, please click here


Skadden, Soros Justice, and Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The Lawyers’ Committee also seeks recent law school graduates for potential sponsorship for the Skadden, Soros Justice, and Equal Justice Works Fellowships. Application materials for sponsorship for the 2019-2021 fellowship cycle are due May 29,2018.

For more information about the Skadden, Soros Justice, and Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit this page: https://podio.com/webforms/20693917/1420166


Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship

A Jerry Shestack Justice Fellow will be selected on a bi-annual basis by the Lawyers’ Committee in consultation with the Shestack Justice Advisory Committee. The Shestack Fellow will serve for two years, engaging in civil rights litigation of national significance alongside leaders of the civil rights bar.

Law school graduates who have passed the bar and have two to three years of outstanding litigation experience and/or judicial clerkships are eligible to apply. Fellows are paid the same salary of Lawyers’ Committee attorneys with the same number of years of experience. The application period for the 2019-2021 fellowship cycle has closed.


Other Fellowship Opportunities

The Lawyers’ Committee also hosts recent law graduates with law school public interest fellowships, law firm associates, and others with third party funded fellowships. To find out more about the process for sponsorship, please email [email protected].

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