Application Information


All applicants of color are encouraged to apply. The Fellow selection is primarily based on his or her demonstrated commitment to public interest work. Applications will be mailed to all incoming first year Berkeley Law students by the law school’s admissions office in March.  The selection process begins in early April and concludes by the third week of April. A committee of diverse students and BLF Board members participate in the selection process.

The application has three components:

1. Cover sheet.

2. Resume: Make sure it highlights your experience in public interest and/or community service.

3. Personal Statement: Tell us about yourself. How are your goals consistent with BLF’s mission statement? How has your background or experiences prepared or motivated you to work for social change?