Additional Public Interest Funding

PIP grants are a great source of summer funding for government and public interest jobs for many BU Law students. However, PIP cannot guarantee that each applicant will receive a grant, so we encourage students to keep alternative funding sources in mind.

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation and Rappaport Fellowships are two popular sources of funding.  More information about these and other grant opportunities can be found at:

http://www.bu.edu/law/central/jd/contacts/career/internal/public/summerfunding.html

Alternative Funding Resources:

THE PEGGY BROWNING FUND SUMMER LABOR LAW FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

2011 Summer Fellowships: Funded positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States.

Application deadline: January 14, 2011

Information available at www.peggybrowningfund.org

Summer paid fellowships in labor law placements throughout the nation.  The Fund’s mission is to provide law students with diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of workers’ rights.

RAPPAPORT FELLOWSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM IN LAW AND POLICY

Deadline: January 20, 2011

http://www.rappaportcenter.org/fellows/description.cfm

The Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy is built around a series of experiences and activities that blend the practical and the intellectual elements of public service law and civic leadership. For the selected Rappaport Fellows, there are three major components to the program:

* Working in summer legal internships with state or local government offices emphasizing in public policy and issues relevant to the Greater Boston region;

* Engaging in a weekly seminar series and other activities designed to immerse the fellows in issues of law, public policy, and public service relevant to Greater Boston; and

* Participating in an individually matched mentoring program with seasoned lawyers, government officials, and civic leaders.

FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION’S 2011 LEGAL AID SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline January 19, 2011

http://www.flabarfndn.org/grant-programs/lsa/summer-fellowship-program.aspx

Consider a summer in Florida working (and getting paid) at 1 of 20 placements in legal aid organizations.  Summer fellows will work on a variety of areas of law including family law, public benefits, juvenile delinquency and immigration law.  Placements are throughout Florida.  Also, there are a number of BU alums working in Florida who you can speak with if you are curious about working and living in Florida.

It is expected that approximately 20 full-time fellowships will be offered to first and second-year law students. The Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program runs for a period of 11 weeks and is a full-time position for the summer. Fellowship stipends are expected to be $5,500 for first-year students and $7,000 for second-year students for the eleven week period.