Miami Law has an excellent track record of helping graduates embark on their public service legal careers by obtaining competitive postgraduate fellowships such as Equal Justice Works, Justice Catalyst, and Skadden Fellowships. Students are encouraged to review resources on postgraduate fellowships created by PSJD, a national database of information about public service opportunities hosted by the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP).
Miami Law students interested in pursuing postgraduate fellowships should contact The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center during their 2L year to discuss their interests and the application process. The CDO and HOPE are dedicated to helping students identify fellowships, develop project proposals and conduct mock interviews.
Read about some recent graduates who have obtained prestigious postgraduate fellowships below:
- Recent Graduate Awarded Prestigious Justice Catalyst Fellowship with Texas Civil Rights Project
- HOPE Fellow Awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowship at Legal Services of Greater Miami
- 3L Student and Miami Scholar, Nejla Calvo, Receives Coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
For Students Who Secure Jobs in Government or Non-Profit
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program helps to make it financially feasible to go into a career in public service. One can earn loan forgiveness by making the right kind of payments on the right kind of loans while working in the right kind of job. Be sure to review Equal Justice Work’s website, webinars and other resources on PSLF to ensure you are proactively taking the steps you need to take to qualify for the program.