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Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship

Arthur Liman Public Interest Summer Fellowship

The Liman Summer Fellowship gives juniors and seniors (can hold internship the summer following your graduation) the opportunity to work at substantive summer internships in the field of public interest law/social justice.

Students have worked with advocacy groups and lawyers in areas such as: children’s rights, immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, prison conditions, low income housing, health and environmental policy, gender equality and educational adequacy.

How to Apply

Your application packet must include:
  • Prestigious Fellowship & Scholarship cover sheet (PDF)
  • Personal statement/reflective essay (see guidelines below)
  • Description of two (2) organizations you intend to contact for summer placement. Please discuss why you have selected these organizations (DO NOT provide a generic company and/or intern job description)
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Current resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (One must be from a professor, and the other can be from a supervisor if you have worked/interned with a public interest/social justice organization)
Complete application materials should be emailed to Stacy Washington at The deadline is the first Friday in December. Interviews are scheduled for the first week in February. Scholars are selected by the Spelman Committee ONLY. DO NOT contact the Liman Foundation/Yale Law School directly regarding the fellowship.

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Application Instructions

Your Liman Fellowship Statement of Purpose should be a reflective essay not to exceed four double-spaced pages (in Times New Roman 12 pt.) describing your desire to work in public interest law or with a social justice organization. The essay should do more than recite activities from your resume. If you are considering a fellowship at a specific host organization, a short statement about the organizations’ work and mission should be included. Please also include your assessment of how the summer internship will impact your post-graduation goals.

Please attach a picture of yourself in the upper right hand corner of your statement of purpose.

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Studies
350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1349
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-270-5698 (fax)

PFS Forms

Interest Form
Cover Sheet & Checklist (PDF)
Faculty Mentor Form (PDF)


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