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LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

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.

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.

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.

Applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship cycle are due September 15, 2014. For more details on the George N. Lindsay Fellowship and application instructions, 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. Applications for sponsorship for the 2015-2017 fellowship cycle must be received by July 23, 2014. For more details and application instructions, 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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