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  • SPIF and the HLS Pro Bono Program

    July 13, 2022

    ALL SPIF eligible positions qualify for HLS Pro Bono credit so long as the work is legal work, supervised by a licensed attorney, and performed…

  • SPIF Funding Caps

    July 13, 2022

    In order to ensure that the resources available for SPIF are distributed equitably among all SPIF recipients, a funding cap is used. The 2022 funding…

  • SPIF Eligible Employment

    July 13, 2022

    For the Summer Public Interest Funding program, public interest work is defined as law related positions in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and their international equivalents.

  • SPIF Eligible Students

    July 13, 2022

    Current JD candidates who are in their first or second year, or in an approved joint degree program through which they will be on campus…

  • HLS Affiliated Supplemental Funding Sources

    July 12, 2022

    There are several sources of funding which may be combined with SPIF funds up to the funding cap that are specific to HLS students. Each of…

  • Supplemental Funding

    July 12, 2022

    Supplemental funding is a way to increase your summer income as much as possible; we strongly suggest all interested students apply for both SPIF and…

  • Types of SPIF Funding

    July 12, 2022

    SPIF utilizes a combination of Federal Work Study (FWS) and Summer Stipend funds as a mechanism to distribute funding based on eligibility guidelines. While a student’s eligibility…

  • SPIF Policies

    July 12, 2022

    SPIF policies are reviewed annually and are in place to ensure the equitable disbursement of funding. All aid programs described in this web site depend…

  • Amount of Funding

    July 12, 2022

    Applicants for SPIF 2022 are eligible for up to $9,000 in funding for 12 weeks of work. The maximum SPIF amount is based on 12…

  • SPIF Statistics

    July 12, 2022

    Participation 411 recipients of SPIF in summer 2022 318 1Ls84 2Ls9 SJDs In the summer of 2022, SPIF was disbursed to 142 students who were…

  • Apply for SPIF

    July 11, 2022

    Information regarding SPIF for the summer of 2023 will be available in early spring 2023. To apply for SPIF funding, please follow the steps below.

  • Summer Public Interest Funding

    July 11, 2022

    The mission of SPIF is to support substantive law-related public service summer employment under the supervision of a legal professional in a non-profit, government, NGO,…