Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship

The Gallogly Family Foundation created the Public Interest Law Fellowship to provide opportunities for new lawyers to gain experience in public interest work and to improve access to quality legal services.  This is a one-year fellowship with the option to renew for a second year. 

Applicants must secure a sponsoring nonprofit host organization and, together with the organization, submit a proposal for a fellowship project.  Applicants can share this letter from the Foundation with potential host organizations.  The project can be part of the organization’s ongoing programs or a new project developed with the organization.  Projects must provide direct civil legal services to underrepresented individuals including those living in poverty and/or those deprived of their civil or human rights. 

The fellow will be employed by the sponsoring host organization and will receive the salary and benefits of a similarly experienced employee at the organization.  The Foundation will provide $55,000 toward the fellow’s salary per year.  The host organization must agree to supply and fund the additional salary, if above $55,000, as well as health insurance and any fringe benefits available to full-time employees with similar experience.  The fellow must be supervised by a licensed attorney.  If offered a fellowship, the fellow and host organization will sign a grant agreement regarding their fellowship obligations.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to 2021 graduates of The University of Colorado Law School, American University Washington College of Law and The University of Texas at Austin School of Law as well as recent graduates of those law schools who will complete a judicial clerkship by fall 2021. 

The fellowship application, a list of our current and past fellows and their fellowship projects, and information for potential host organizations can be found below.  For more information about the fellowship, please contact Kasey DeLuke at fellowship[at]galloglyfamilyfoundation.org

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