Summer Public Service Fellowship 2023 Opportunities

The University of Arkansas School of Law Summer Public Service Fellowship Program provides paid public service fellowships to promising law students interested in public service careers. It offers meaningful employment opportunities and provides legal services to non-profit, non-governmental, and governmental entities that cannot otherwise afford summer interns. During the summer of 2023, the following named fellowship opportunities will be available:

Raffaelli Lineberger Public Service Fellow (1 Available)

Purpose: to provide fellowship opportunities to students with public service interest in the legislative, executive or judicial branches of government. Student must have demonstrated interest in public service work.

Past placements include: Benton County Circuit Court, Senator Tom Cotton's Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, and U.S. Department of Justice

Public Interest and Rural Community Sustainability Fellow (1 Available)

Purpose: to provide summer stipends to J.D. and LL.M. students pursuing public interest law or work with private firms that will address problems of access to justice and rural economic development created by a low number of attorneys per capita. This work can be performed for the public interest which may include, but is not limited to, non-profit organizations; federal, state or tribal government agencies; and private law firms in small towns in Arkansas and within the Cherokee Nation.

Past placements include: Arkansas Access to Justice

Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship (1 Available)

Purpose: to support exceptional first- and second-year law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy.

Past placements include: Legal Aid of Arkansas, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Peace at Home Shelter

Public Interest Litigation Fellow (3 Available)

Purpose: to provide need-based scholarships to individuals expressing an interest in public interest or complex public interest litigation practice within the State of Arkansas.

Past placements include: Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Federal Public Defender, Washington County Public Defender

Gearhart Family Endowed Diversity Support Fellow (1 Available)

Purpose: to broaden the student experience through the expansion of academic opportunities that foster diversity in the legal profession and for students from a diverse background, including but not limited to the following: membership in an underrepresented ethnic or minority group, being an underrepresented student with a demonstrated interest in a particular field of law, status as a first -generation college student, or being physically challenged and/or visually impaired.

Past placements include: Arkansas Immigrant Defense, Criminal District Court Dallas County, Arch City Defenders

Rose Law Firm 200th Anniversary Public Service Fellow (2 Available)

Purpose: to promote and provide experiential opportunities for students with public service and pro bono interest.

Past placements include::Legal Aid of Arkansas, Shelby County Public Defender, Mississippi Center for Justice

Ben J. Altheimer Public Service Fellow (New for 2023) (1 Available)

Purpose: to provide a public service fellow for a non-profit organization in Jefferson County, AR. Preference to placement in the City of Altheimer.

School of Law Public Service Fellow (1 Available)

Purpose: to promote and provide experiential opportunities for students with public service and pro bono interest.