POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS – APPLICATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
Each year, the Berkeley Law Foundation solicits proposals for a public interest law fellowship grant given to a recent law school graduate. BLF awards grants to recent law graduates or new lawyers undertaking public interest projects that serve legally disadvantaged or underrepresented groups. You can see more about our current fellow here and our past fellows here. Grants are usually awarded in the spring and grantees start work in the fall.
For the 2013-2014 grant year, BLF is partnering with the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) in Berkeley for a special 25th anniversary fellowship program. EBCLC was started through a grant from BLF 25 years ago, and this year the two organizations will commemorate the historic contributions made by EBCLC by awarding a two-year fellowship to a Berkeley law student to be housed at EBCLC starting in the fall of 2013.
Because of this special grant program, BLF will not be awarding its national public interest fellowship for the 2013-14 year. However, Berkeley students are encouraged to apply for the joint BLF-EBCLC fellowship. Application information for this year’s fellowship can be found through the Request for Proposals and the Description of Practice Areas.
Have questions about the year-long grants? Email us.