Public Interest Fellowship

The Office of Public Service and the Career Planning Center at Marquette University Law School encourage you to explore the rich variety of scholarship and fellowship opportunities open to students pursuing a career in public service. While volunteerism and pro bono engagement during law school is strongly encouraged, scholarship and fellowship funding can assist you to further your public service career goals. Developing your interests in public service throughout law school can help you secure the relationships necessary to become a successful post-graduate fellow.

MULS PILS Summer Fellows

Each year, Marquette University Law School in conjunction with the Public Interest Law Society, fund over a dozen summer clerkships in public interest settings. These placements include international, national and local opportunities and offer a $4,000 stipend for a summer of service. Applications are posted on the PILS web-site in the Spring semester. Applicants are expected to secure an independent placement prior to application for a PILS Summer Fellowship and to complete 20 hours of voluntary service with PILS during the next academic year.

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Summer and post-graduate fellowships are available through Equal Justice Works. Fellowships provide law students and lawyers with the opportunity to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. 

PSLawNet Fellowship Corner

PSLawNet serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources on legal and law-related post-graduate fellowships, and the preparation and application process that leads to success. In addition to cataloguing over 300 fellowship postings in our searchable database of public service opportunities (containing attorney positions, internships, law related positions, and non-legal positions as well as fellowships) and in the print Comprehensive Fellowship Guide, this web page contains a number of resources to assist you in your search.

Yale Law School Public Interest Fellowship Guide

The 2007 Public Interest Fellowship Guide, published by the Career Development Office at Yale Law School, can be downloaded for free.

Swearer Center Public Service Fellowship Listing

Brown University's Swearer Center for Public Service offers links to a comprehensive listing of post-graduate public service fellowship opportunities.