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Funding Public Interest Work

Funding Public Interest Work

Public Justice Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship
The Public Justice Foundation (PJF) awards Public Interest Law Fellowships to students who devote their summers to working in an area of public interest law.

Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship
Fellows are awarded up to two $7,500 stipends to support public interest summer internships related to child and family advocacy.

Health Law and Policy Fellowships and Associate Positions

  • First-year fellows who rank in the top 40 percent of the class at the end of the first term are eligible for up to $5,000 for a summer internship related to health law or policy and with a nonprofit or government employer.

  • Advanced fellows who rank in the top 40 percent of the class at the end of the first term in their second year are eligible for up to $5,000 for a summer internship related to health law or policy and with a nonprofit or government employer.

  • Advanced associates who rank in the top 40 percent of the class at the end of the first term in their second year are eligible for up to $2,500 for a summer internship related to health law or policy and with a nonprofit or government employer.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Fellowship
Fellows are awarded up to two $7,500 stipends to support public interest summer internships related to LGBT rights advocacy.

William R. Ginsberg Memorial Fellowship in Environmental Law
The fellowship awards a stipend of up to $7,500 to a promising Hofstra Law student to pursue public interest environmental work during the summer or academic year.

Dwight L. Greene Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship includes an annual stipend of up to $5,000 to offset living expenses while working for a not-for-profit or governmental agency dedicated to the advocacy for underrepresented minority groups.