Summer Fellows have worked on issues such as immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, prison conditions, educational equity, juvenile justice and marriage equality. Placements can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals, institutions representing particular groups, entities focused on problems of legal and public policy and law-related media. The fellowship does not provide funding for students to work in for-profit law firms, even those that engage in pro bono work. The maximum award for this fellowship is $4,000.
All enrolled Brown University undergraduates are eligible to apply, including seniors wishing to work the summer immediately following their graduation.
At the time of application, students need not have identified a specific project. The Liman advisor at Brown will help with placements, including at organizations with Liman Fellows. However, if students are interested in specific substantive areas or projects, they should describe them in their application.
In general, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship program supports work in the United States. On rare occasions, work that has both an international and domestic focus has been supported. On occasion, work with federal, state or local government, which is targeted at particularly needy populations, has been supported.
Applications to the Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship are now closed. Please check back for updates on the next application cycle.