In 1998, the faculty voted to establish two post graduate public interest fellowships. In 2008, the Law School increased the number of post graduate public interest fellowships to be awarded from two to three. These were two-year fellowships, with full salary funding the first year and half funding during the second year with the sponsoring agency providing the balance of funding for the second year of the fellowship. Beginning in 2019, four one-year fellowships will be offered annually with full salary funding.
Loyola Law School post graduate fellowships in public interest law are designed to promote the following goals:
- To provide legal services to underrepresented groups that have traditionally lacked full access to legal services. Social justice, human rights, civil rights and environmental groups are among those included.
- To create new public interest law positions to assist our students in getting their first public interest jobs and to have these positions, then funded by the agencies, in effect creating additional resources.
- To encourage and develop a diverse and qualified group of future public interest lawyers and leaders to ensure the future of public interest law.
Read the list of Past & Current Post Graduate Fellows and a description of their projects.