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Gallogly Family Foundation

Public Interest Law Fellowship Application

Application Deadline: September 17, 2020

Interviews: Fall 2020

To apply, submit the following to Kasey DeLuke, Executive Director of the Gallogly Family Foundation, at fellowship[at]galloglyfamilyfoundation.org.

  • Cover page with your name, date, the name of the host organization, and a sentence or two describing the proposed project or work.

  • Resume

  • Two Essays

    1. Plan for your anticipated work. Applicants may either create a new project with the host organization or work on one of the host organization’s ongoing projects.  The plan must include (1) an overview of the project, including the legal rights and client constituency you will address; (2) an explanation for the need for the project; (3) individual responsibilities and goals to be met by the project; (4) how the work will further the public interest; and (5) reasons for choosing your host organization to support your proposed work.

    2. Personal Statement. Please describe your motivation to become a public interest lawyer and how your previous experiences have prepared you for this fellowship.  

  • Law school transcript(s). The transcript does not need to be an official transcript.

  • Three professional references. Include the reference’s phone number and email.  The references should be current or former professors or employers (preferably a direct supervisor).  Please do not list your proposed host organization supervisor as a reference here.

  • A separate letter from your host organization confirming its commitment to host you. The letter must include the following: (1) the organization’s purpose and mission; (2) a statement of its interest in and commitment to the applicant and project, including any plans for the fellow’s training and professional development;  (3) the name of the fellow’s immediate supervisor, his/her experience in the substantive area of the fellowship project, and plans for supervision;  (4) a commitment to provide malpractice coverage to cover any of the fellow’s activities during the course of the fellowship; and (5) a commitment that the organization will be able to provide the additional cost for medical benefits if the employer’s contribution exceeds $5,000.00.  The host organization must provide medical benefits that an employee of the host organization with similar responsibility would be entitled to.