Public Interest Fellowship
The Public Interest Fellowship Program offers financial resources, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities to students with strong academic credentials, a demonstrated record of community service, and a clear commitment to public interest work after graduation from law school. Fellows can expect individualized academic and career counseling from faculty, career guidance from alumni who have undertaken public interest work, and hands-on experience with committed community partners facilitated through our Office of Career Services and Externship Program. We anticipate that Fellows will be leaders among our student body in assessing the public interest and public service needs in our community, promoting new initiatives to address those needs, and involving their classmates in these initiatives. Fellows will also benefit by becoming part of a community of like-minded, public-oriented students whom they can call upon during law school and after graduation. For more information please click here.
Rising 3Ls/4LPTs (Class of 2009) interested in applying for a post-graduate fellowship, please review the fellowship handout, here and contact Career Services to make an appointment to discuss the various opportunities.
The Faiss Fellowship supports William S. Boyd School of Law graduates who enters a non-governmental public interest position following graduation. Currently supported by a generous gift from MGM/Mirage, the fellowship affords its recipient a total of $10,000 to be paid in two increments of $5000, the first issued upon the recipient's start of employment, the second issued upon the recipient's start of the second year of employment.
Fellowship recepients have been:
- Judy Cox - ACLU
- Tera Hodge - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
For more information contact Tera Hodge, the Judicial Clerkship and Public Interest Coordinator.