The KJF Summer Fellowship Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to Chicago-Kent students who have secured unpaid or low-paying public interest legal positions during the summer. The fellowships help defray students’ living expenses so that they can provide much-needed legal work in the not-for-profit sector.
Applications for a KJF award are closed for Summer 2016, but applications for an award for the Summer of 2017 will be available sometime in Spring, 2017. To be eligible to apply, a student must have secured (or be able to secure) a public interest legal position and be able to devote a minimum of 400 hours of work to that position over the coming summer.
Criteria for awarding these grants include such factors as: prior involvement with KJF, commitment to and service in public service work generally both inside and outside of the law school, as well as before and during law school. An applicant’s grades and academic history are generally not considered.