Georgetown Law School WLPPFP Fellowships for Lawyers and Law Students Committed To Women's Rights

WLPPFP (US) Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Law; Public Policy
Course Level: Fellowship (undergraduate & graduate)
Provider: Georgetown University Law Center
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers.

Throughout the Fellowship year, WLPPFP participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.

The WLPPFP Fellowships are determined each year based upon several factors, including the interests of the top Fellowship candidates, the potential placement organizations and the donors supporting the Fellowships.

Georgetown Law School WLPPFP Fellowships

Applicants must either be a law school graduate or in their final year of law school, and must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers. The Fellowship program sets no cap on the amount of time an applicant has been out of school before they may apply.

Applications must be postmarked by the deadline, and early applications are encouraged.

Fellowship selection will be conducted throughout the winter and early spring.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions
Georgetown University Law Center; USA

Fields of study
Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each of our fellows works to advance women's rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities

Number of awards
The number of Fellowships available is determined annually based on program funding

Sponsorship duration
All but two of the Fellowships are one-year positions, commencing at the beginning of September and running through the end of August the following year. See the official website via link below for the 2 year programs.

Scholarship benefits
Each fellowship carry a stipend of about $50,000. The placement organizations employ the Fellows and provide standard fringe benefits, including health insurance.

Method of Application
To apply for the 2019-2020 Fellowship Year, please submit the following:
  1. The Application Form.
  2. The appropriate essay questions, depending on whether you are applying for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements or the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship.
  3. Current resume.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Official law school transcript
It is important to review the Application FAQs, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this fellowship.

This application is due on Friday, October 12th by midnight EST

We are unable to consider late applications, but it fine if your recommendations and transcripts are sent at a later date.

Since 1983, the Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at Georgetown Law School has enabled a diverse group of public interest lawyers from across the United States to gain invaluable experience advancing women’s rights.

The Georgetown University Law Center, commonly referred to as Georgetown Law School or simply Georgetown Law, is one of the professional graduate schools of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, it is the second largest law school in the United States.

Application Deadline: 12 October 2018
Open for International Students: No

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