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The Harvard Law Review is pleased to invite applications for its Public Interest Fellowship. The Fellowship will sponsor one person with a demonstrated interest in both public interest work and legal scholarship to spend a year working in a public interest–related role at a government agency or nonprofit organization.

The fellow will receive a $65,000 stipend (plus healthcare benefits) and will have the opportunity to publish a reflection on the fellowship year in the Review’s Forum.

Any member of the HLS class of 2016, 2017, or 2018 is encouraged to apply. The fellow may work in a public interest–related role at any government agency or nonprofit organization, except for private public interest firms and courts (although a fellow may work for a war crimes court).

Applications will be due on Friday, September 29, 2017. Applicants are asked to submit the following:

• A short statement of interest (700 words maximum);
• Two letters of recommendation;
• A letter of support from a sponsoring organization;
• A short writing sample; and
• A resume and transcript.

Please submit application materials in PDF form to

The fellow will be selected by a committee of three HLS professors. Following a round of interviews with finalists, decisions will be released in early December.

For more information on the Fellowship, please see the Review’s press release