Fellowship Program

The KJF Summer Fellowship Program provides grants of up to $6,000 to Chicago-Kent students who have secured unpaid 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 public and not-for-profit sectors.

Application Process

Applications for a KJF award typically open in April each year. 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. Criteria for awarding these grants include such factors as: commitment to public interest work both inside and outside of the law school, involvement with KJF, and financial need. An applicant’s grades and academic history are not considered.

For more information, pleaseĀ email us at kjf@kentlaw.iit.edu.