SABA-DC 2013 Public Interest Fellowship

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington DC (SABA-DC) is proud to announce our 2013 Public Interest Fellowship. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund one or more law students’ summer internships with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. We have previously awarded fellowships ranging from $1000 – $5000.

SABA-DC strives to promote the professional development of South Asian lawyers and law students, educate the South Asian community about relevant legal issues, expand and enhance business and professional opportunities for South Asians, increase the participation of South Asians in civic affairs and government, facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to South Asians, and foster goodwill, fellowship, and unity among the South Asian community.

Please apply by Friday March 29.

Fellowship applications are available at:

Please send all application materials to SABA-DC prefers to receive all materials electronically.

Call for Applications – WLPPFP

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center has updated and posted its application for the 2012-2013 Fellowship Year.  For additional details, including a link to the application, please see the website at: application deadline for the 2013-2014 Fellowship year is Friday, November 16, 2012.

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers.  Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, DC with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities provided by WLPPFP. 

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service’s Application Period is Closing


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
A quick reminder: The application period for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service closes at noon EST on Wednesday, August 29.

The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service is a prestigious leadership program for a diverse group of early-career professionals working full-time in public service in New York City. Through sessions twice each month from November 2012 through May 2013, Fellows will enhance their leadership knowledge and skills, deepen their understanding of the public service landscape, hear from top leaders in the field, receive ongoing mentorship from Alumni and Career Guides, engage in strategic career planning, and build a cross-sector network of people committed to public service.
The fellowship is sponsored by the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. To be eligible, applicants must work full-time in public service in the New York City area; may not currently be engaged in another significant fellowship; and must commit to attending all fellowship sessions, including a day-long Orientation on November 10, 2012. The program fee is $500.
More information and the application are available here: 

For questions, please email  Thank you.

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Fellowship

NDS is seeking recent law school graduates for a paid two-year post-graduate fellowship.THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE OF HARLEM (NDS) is a community-based, holistic public defender office located in Harlem. NDS represents residents of Northern Manhattan who are charged with crimes who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Clients are represented by teams composed of lawyers, investigators, social workers, and team administrators. NDS also provides pre-arrest representation to clients under threat of arrest. NDS adheres to a client-centered approach to representation that emphasizes a heightened responsiveness to clients’ needs prior to arrest, while a case is pending,and after the case concludes.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to NDS at with the subject line, “NDS Fellowship.” For more information about NDS, please visit our website at  Click here for full details on this fellowship.

PBWT Establishes Diversity Fellowship

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship.

We believe that a workforce made up of people from diverse social, racial, and cultural backgrounds results in a dynamic and supportive workplace for our attorneys and staff and enhances our ability to provide the highest-quality representation for our clients. We are proud to offer the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Diversity Fellowship as part of our ongoing commitment to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys who contribute to the diversity of our firm and our profession.

For more information, please go to

Bingham McCutchen Children’s Education Fellowship

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for the Bingham McCutchen Children’s Education Fellowship in its Disability Justice (DJ) Program. This one-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal is generously funded and sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP. The fellow’s caseload would focus on systemic advocacy and individual representation to advance the civil rights of children with disabilities in the New York City school system.

Read more here for information on the NYLPI Fellowship.

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2012 Public Interest Law Fellowship

The Paul M. Dodyk Fellowship for Economic Justice has been established by generous donors to the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in honor of Paul M. Dodyk, past Chair of NCLEJ and a great champion of using the law to promote economic justice and fair and dignified treatment for everyone in our society, regardless of their means. The Fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of lawyers working for economic justice while enhancing NCLEJ’s capacity to serve those who have the least in our society.

Dodyk Fellows will participate in a variety of high-impact legal and policy matters at NCLEJ and assist in developing new matters and areas of work. Candidates with expertise or interest in specific issues are encouraged to inquire about pursuing that work through the Fellowship.

Get more details on the Fellowship here.

You can see a video launching the Dodyk Fellowship in which a recent Skadden Fellow at NCLEJ describes her experience (go to A description of a recent Equal Justice Works Fellowship at NCLEJ may be seen at

DREAM Fellowship – deadline Dec. 16

DREAM Fellowship – deadline Dec. 16