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The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program, created in 1990 in honor of Morris Wasserstein through a generous gift from his family, brings outstanding public interest attorneys to Harvard Law School to counsel students about public service. The Program recognizes exemplary lawyers who have distinguished themselves in public interest work and who can assist students who are considering similar career paths.

“Public interest” is defined broadly to include law-related work for governmental agencies, legal services providers, prosecutors, public defenders, private public interest law firms, nonprofit organizations and international organizations that provide legal assistance, conduct research, or engage in other activities aimed at advancing the common good. Attorneys working in academic positions or positions with the judiciary are not eligible to apply.