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Public Interest Stipends 2018

Applications are available for 2018 Summer Public Interest stipends.

Each summer, several programs within Pepperdine Law offer funding to students volunteering in public interest law. The program's purpose is to encourage students toward work in public interest law when they otherwise could not afford to volunteer. To streamline the application process, a single application will be considered for all Pepperdine Law public interest funding programs, including the Global Justice Program.

To be eligible for a summer fellowship, a student must secure an unpaid position in a public interest or non-profit organization in which the student will work under the supervision of a licensed attorney, and will engage primarily in legal work. Placements in domestic governmental or judicial offices, including prosecutors' offices, do not qualify for summer fellowships unless the agency is providing direct legal services specifically to indigent people or underserved communities. International governmental or judicial offices in developing nations do qualify for summer fellowships.

Students should read the application itself for more details. Placements that qualify for stipends in this program will also qualify for pro bono credit, and students may receive credit for their placements in addition to the stipend.

Applications are available from in the Office of Financial Assistance.

The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018 by 5PM.

Please contact Professor Baker or Dean Shannon Phillips with questions.