Scholarships-Fellowships: Public Interest

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University of Miami School of Law is committed to defraying the debt for students committed to social justice through the Miami Scholars, continuing student scholarships, and post-graduate opportunities. University of Miami School of Law students have access to various funding sources to support public interest work during law school and after graduation. Miami Law is dedicated to supporting our students with a demonstrated commitment to public interest work through a number of summer fellowships and scholarships for entering students, continuing students and graduates who are dedicated to public interest/public service.

Fellowships and Postgraduate Fellowships

Here's a list of resources providing online advice for applying to fellowships:

Miami Law has an excellent tradition of helping graduates embark on their legal careers by obtaining a postgraduate fellowship. Our students and alumni of obtaining these competitive national postgraduate fellowships. Students are encouraged to check for information on postgraduate fellowships in, a national database of information about public service opportunities hosted by the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP). For more information on financing a public interest career, click here.

Miami Law students interested in pursuing postgraduate fellowships are encouraged to meet with Dean Marni Lennon. The CDO and HOPE are dedicated to helping students identify fellowships, develop project proposals and conduct mock interviews.

Additional Opportunities: Student Debt Relief

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) is legislation that forgives student debt and limits monthly loan payments. The CCRAA helps thousands of recent graduates cope with student debt and enter public service.Click here for more.

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Ask Heather Jarvis: Free educational resources and training for student loan borrowers and the people who love them.

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Podcast: Susan Butler Plum, director of The Skadden Fellowship Foundation, talks to students about public interest opportunities. Click to listen.

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Podcast: Click here to listen to the April 24, 2012 Info Session on Post-Graduate Fellowships.


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