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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 fellowship@lawyerscommittee.org 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.


Educational Opportunities Project Fellowship (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)

The Lawyers’ Committee is seeking bright and creative recent law school graduates to serve as Fall 2017 (and/or Spring 2018) Educational Opportunities Project (EOP) Fellows. The EOP advocates vigorously for equal educational opportunities for minority and low-income children through legal and legislative advocacy and community education. PREP (the Parental Readiness & Empowerment Program) is an initiative of the EOP and seeks to improve K-12 student performance, retention, and access to equal educational opportunities. We serve low-income and minority children in targeted communities by increasing parental engagement in education and ensuring that parents become successful advocates for their children. PREP’s E-Clinic provides rapid responses to parents who have questions and concerns related to their children’s educational rights. For more details, please go to https://lawyerscommittee.org/eopfellowship/


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, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

The one-year Fellowship pays a stipend of $42,000, 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 2018-2019 George N. Lindsay Fellowship are now closed.


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 2018-2020 fellowship cycle are now closed.


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 2017-2019 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 fellowship@lawyerscommittee.org.

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