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 now open for Summer 2019! To be eligible to apply, a student must be a rising 2L, 3L, or part-time 4L and must have secured (or be able to secure) a public interest legal position over the coming summer. The deadline for submitting the application is Friday, April 26, 2019 by 11:59 pm. There are no exceptions to this deadline.
Criteria for awarding these grants include such factors as: commitment to and service in public service work generally both inside and outside of the law school, involvement with KJF, and financial need. An applicant’s grades and academic history are generally not considered.