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Career and Civic Engagement | Liman Fellowship 2024, Yale School of Law

The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law, Yale School of Law

2024 Summer Fellowship


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 18, 11:55PM


Why should I apply?  Make connections at a great law school and with peers at other great institutions. Participate in a Public Interest Law Colloquium with other undergraduates from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. Engage with incredible thought-leaders at the Public Interest Law Colloquium. Distinguish your summer internship as Liman Summer Fellow on your resume. 


What exactly am I applying for/what is a Liman Fellow?  You are applying to attend the Public Interest Law Colloquium, Incarceration and Public Health:  The Many Harms and Costs @ Yale from April 4-6th. This event will include a special program for this year’s Liman Summer Fellows. You will meet a cohort of undergraduates from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale (who also attend the Colloquium) interested in public service.  Finally, if selected you will be distinguishing your summer internship as a Liman Summer Fellow, which means submitting a final reflection at the end of the summer to Yale’s Liman Center. 


What are the requirements to apply?  You must be planning to do an 8-10 week summer internship at a non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on social justice and public interest law, which is defined broadly and may include various advocacy methods and policy work. Host organizations serve the public good in a variety of ways. Many provide lawyers for people who cannot afford them. Some advocate on behalf of underserved communities. Others shape public policy. Organizations must be in the United States. Organizations are not limited to organizations in a particular field. Subject areas of host organizations have included immigration, housing, labor and workers’ rights, indigent criminal defense, death penalty representation, disability rights, children and family services, environmental policy, and mental health advocacy. Organizations must be federally-designated nonprofits—those with 501(c)(3) status. For-profit institutions do not qualify. Applicants are encouraged to look for host organizations that have resource needs and serve communities with resource needs.


Your internship does not need to be secured to apply to be designated as a Liman Fellow.  Please note that sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.


How do I apply? A complete application includes: your contact information, 1-page resume, 1-2 page personal statement and the names of two references. Please apply by submitting the Career and Civic Engagement | Liman Summer 2024 Fellowship Application Form. Do NOT apply through the Handshake listing.


What are the funding options if the internship I secure is unpaid? 

If you:

1.   Are selected as a Liman Fellow AND

2.   You secure an unpaid internship at a non-profit organization in the U.S. focused on social justice and public interest law that is 8-10 weeks long AND

3.  The internship fits the criteria for funding offered by the Career & Civic Engagement Center


Then Liman Fellows are guaranteed to receive summer funding from the Career & Civic Engagement Center and become a participant in the Beyond Bryn Mawr Summer Funding Program for Summer 2024.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Prudencio at

(Note: students do not apply through this Handshake listing. Follow the application link available on this posting to apply)