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Fellowships 101 (2023)

  • When: 13 July 2023, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: Free for WCL members & law students of PIJC subscriber law schools; $5 for nonmembers

Post-graduate fellowships are a unique way to realize your ideal public interest job. Fellowships allow new lawyers to gain hands-on experience, develop project management skills, and pursue their passions for promoting justice. But the application process is complicated and the programs are competitive.

We’re here to help you make sense of the process. Our expert panel will walk you through all the steps of the application procedures for the various programs and give you concrete tips for maximizing your chances of landing the fellowship of your dreams. Then, Sam Halpert, Director of Public Interest Initiatives at NALP will discuss PSJD and other online resources for finding fellowships. Finally, there will be plenty of time for individualized questions. Fellowships 101 is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and law students of Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse (PIJC) subscriber law schools; the cost is just $5 for non-members. Not sure if you attend a law school that subscribes to the PIJC? Contact your law school career development office to find out.

Our panel includes:

  • Moderator: Kerry Stotler, American University Washington College of Law
  • Jessica Ryckman, Equal Justice Works
  • Shariful Khan, Skadden Fellow, Public Justice
  • Cammie Dodson, If/When/How
  • Lisa Ledvora, Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow, Safe Horizon
  • Gabby Mulnick Majewski, Executive Director, DC Affordable Law Firm

Join the conversation on social media #Fellowships101.

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