If you’re a first year law student of color who is interested in working in a public interest law position during the summer then applying for the Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowship should be on the top of your list of things to do.
Three Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships are awarded annually, providing fellows with a $7,500 USD award to help cover expenses from working in a public interest law position, attorney advisors to help fellows succeed in their public interest law position, and introductions to Goodwin Procter. A fourth fellowship, the MassMutual/Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship, is also awarded. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, Mass Mutual/Goodwin fellows also receive opportunities to interact with members of MassMutual’s Legal Department as a way to learn about their business and gain a greater understanding of an in-house legal department.
To qualify for these fellowships, applicants must be full-time, currently-enrolled first year student of color who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA-accredited law school. To be awarded a Fellowship, candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
The application deadline for the 2013 Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color is March 1, 2013.