Student summer fellowship funding grows exponentially

School of Law students see the value in pursuing fellowships during the summer months as these positions provide essential hands-on learning and involve legal work in government, judicial and public interest positions.

This year, the School of Law helped to distribute approximately $305,000 to roughly 95 students. This represents a 16% increase in summer fellowship dollars over last year’s record high of $263,000.

Thanks to generous donations from graduates and friends, the School of Law has been able to increase support for summer fellowships by approximately 450% over the last five years.

Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said he is grateful to the school’s alumni and alumnae and other supporters. “This funding is critical and it allows our students to supplement their first-rate legal training in the classroom with hands-on experience, bolstering the school’s vision of being the best return on investment in legal education today.”