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Fellowship Opportunities in Law

Introduction

Fellowships are a great opportunity to obtain valuable experience in a particular area of practice. They generally have a finite duration (one to two years) and include a salary. There are several different types of fellowships:

This guide provides resources to help both law students and law graduates find available fellowship opportunities.

When Should You Think About Fellowships?

  • During your 1L year, as you look ahead.
  • During your 2L summer, if you want to apply for fellowships whose deadlines are in September.
  • During your 3L fall, if you want to apply for fellowships whose deadlines in the fall.
  • Throughout your 3L year, as opportunities arise.
  • After graduation, if you are in a clerkship or you want to change focus after your first job. Many organizations welcome applications from recent graduates.