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.
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.
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