Launched in 1992 to address the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of traditionally under-served populations and causes in the United States and its territories, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program strives to afford effective representation to this population while creating partnerships among public interest lawyers, nonprofit organizations, law firm/corporate sponsors and other donors.
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University School of Law has a one year post graduate fellowship for recent law school graduates to work with the clinic on issues of child neglect and abuse. The fellowship focuses on building the next generation of influential attorneys, judges, and community leaders specializing in juvenile law.
The Public Interest Fellowship offers experienced lawyers the opportunity to create a program that provides civil legal services to indigent Georgians. It seeks to expose law students to experienced practitioners with an interest in public interest law. It also seeks to help host organizations to work with students and experienced lawyers to create effective programs to meet the needs of indigent Georgians. Each Fellow works with a host organization, from which the Fellow will work to implement their project proposal.
The Skadden Fellowship Foundation was established in 1988 to commemorate the firm's 40th anniversary, in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. The aim of the foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.
The Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is committed to inspiring the best and brightest law students to pursue careers in child welfare law. Through the fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies.