About Us - The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law | Fellowships



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: http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/admin/site/documents/files/0495.pdf.  

The Lawyers' Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to 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, or political affiliation.

Applicants are welcome to apply concurrently for one or more fellowship opportunity at the Lawyers' Committee.

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. The deadline for Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship applications has been extended to March 31, 2015.

Fellows are paid the same salary of Lawyers' Committee attorneys with the same number of years of experience. For more details, please go to http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/page?id=0065.

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 experts. 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.

The application for the 2015-2016 fellowship cycle has closed. For more details on the George N. Lindsay Fellowship, please go to http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/about?id=0037.

Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The Lawyers' Committee sponsors recent law school graduates for the Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships. The application for sponsorship for the 2015-2017 fellowship cycle has closed. For more details, please go to http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/about?id=0039.

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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