Post Date: December 6, 2005

Harvard Law students won nine out of 27 Skadden fellowships for 2005. The Skadden program provides funding to graduating students and recent alumni to pursue public interest legal work. This year’s achievement is the most in the history of the fellowship program awarded to students from a single school.

“I am so proud of these students, who have demonstrated throughout their law school careers a deep and lasting commitment to public service,” said Dean Elena Kagan. “The receipt of these fellowships is a great honor, but a still greater opportunity to help people in need of quality legal representation.”

The following is a list of this year’s recipients and organizations where they will work:

“This achievement is a testament to how dedicated, skilled, dynamic and passionate our students are, to the practical training they receive at HLS, and to the hard work of Judy Murciano, OPIA’s Fellowships Director, in helping prepare them for the selection process,” said Alexa Shabecoff, assistant dean for public service. “But what I am most delighted about is that multiple communities will benefit from the talents of our grads.”

The fellowship, established in 1988 by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, grants awards to graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks. Fellows are provided a $46,000 salary and benefits package, with the expectation of renewal for a second year. More information about the program is available on the Skadden fellowship website.