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Named after former 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. Broadly defined, the Committee seeks applicants who will be working at civil rights and other 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. Death penalty trial or appellate work on behalf of the accused, voting rights, discrimination cases, 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. This fellowship is intended to supplement the summer finding awarded by the HLS Financial Aid Office and the amount of the stipends awarded varies based on fundraising efforts and individual need. Preference will be given to students who are eligible for academic year financial assistance. Application information, including deadline, is available on the Summer Public Interest Funding website.

Contact: Summer Public Interest Funding Office (