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There are several sources of funding which may be combined with SPIF funds up to the funding cap that are specific to HLS students. A few of these funding sources are administered through the SPIF office; the applications for these fellowships and programs will be listed on this page as they become available.

Information about other HLS specific supplemental funding sources, not administered by the SPIF Office, is available on the HLS Fellowships website. In addition, OPIA’s website lists several summer fellowships that are also administered outside of the SPIF Office.

Past Applications

The 2016 deadline for these fellowships has passed.

Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship

This fellowship honors Justice Stevens’ career long commitment to public interest and social justice values. Skip Paul, a former law clerk to Justice Stevens, founded the fellowship in 1997 at Northwestern University Law School where Justice Stevens earned his law degree. This is the second of five years Harvard will award Stevens Fellowships. Two fellowships of $5000 will be awarded to students working in full-time, SPIF eligible public interest positions; judicial clerkships are not eligible.

L. Anthony Sutin Public Service Fellowship

This fellowship was named for L. Anthony Sutin ’84, the late dean of the Appalachian School of Law who was killed by a former ASL student. Sutin was committed to public service throughout his life and this fellowship was established to assist students with similar commitment who plan to work in public service during the summer. Preference will be given to applicants who obtain summer employment in the Appalachian region or in other areas of the United States that typically have been underrepresented in legal services. In 2016 these awards were $600.

James Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellowship

Named after former HLS Dean James Vorenberg, this summer fellowship honors Dean Vorenberg’s commitment to equal access justice for all. Funded by his 1951 classmates, the Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellowship encourages HLS students to pursue summer internships in the fields of civil rights and criminal justice. Applications from students who will be working at either nonprofit organizations or public interest law firms where they will advocate on behalf of traditionally underrepresented, indigent, and otherwise disadvantaged individuals in civil or criminal matters will be considered. Death penalty trial or appellate work on behalf of the accused, as well as work involving voting rights, discrimination, access to justice, prisoners’ rights, and domestic human rights advocacy are examples of the substantive areas of law covered by the Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellowship. In 2016 these awards were $600.