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Gallogly Family Foundation

Public Interest Law Fellowship


To apply for the Public Interest Law Fellowship, please email the items listed below to the Foundation at fellowship(at) 


The application is due on September 20, 2023.  The Foundation will interview candidates in Fall 2023. Fellows will begin work at their host organizations in Fall 2024.

Application Materials

Gallogly Family Foundation

Public Interest Law Fellowship

Class of 2022 Application

1. Cover Page.  Include your name, date, name of host organization, and brief description of your proposed work.

2. Resume.

3. Plan for your anticipated work. Describe your proposed public interest work.  Include whether the fellowship would add capacity to an existing program or create a new, innovative project developed with the host organization.  For either type of project,  explain the identified problems, legal rights you will address, the population you will serve, your intended impact, and why the host organization is the right fit for you and this work.

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

5. Law School Transcript(s).  The transcript can be either an official or unofficial copy.

6. 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.

7. Host Organization Letter. Please include a separate letter from your host organization to the Foundation confirming its commitment to host you as a fellow.  The letter must include the following:

  • the organization's purpose and mission

  • confirmation that the organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit within the United States with at least two attorneys on staff

  • a statement of the organization's interest in and commitment to the applicant and project, including any plans for the fellow's training and professional development

  • the name of the fellow's immediate supervisor, experience in the substantive area of the fellowship project, and plans for supervision

  • commitment that if the applicant is offered a fellowship, the organization is willing to be the fellow's employer and the fellow will receive a salary, health insurance, and fringe benefits that a similarly qualified and experienced attorney at the organization would receive.  The organization also agrees to supply and fund the cost of the health insurance and fringe benefits, as well as the difference in salary if it exceeds the Foundation's $55,000 contribution to the fellow's salary.

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