Summer Fellowship for Hispanic Law Student doing Public Interest Work

March 9, 2012

The Hispanic Bar Association of DC Foundation and Patton Boggs will award one fellowship in the amount of $10,000. This fellowship is intended to provide funding for a law student working for the summer in a public interest legal position that is otherwise not compensated by the sponsoring entity. To be eligible, an applicant must be:

(1) a first-year Latino/a law student;

(2) actively enrolled in, and attending, any accredited law school in the United States or Puerto Rico; and

(3) accepted to work for a minimum of eight weeks with the sponsoring entity.

The sponsoring entity may be a not-for-profit organization or a governmental agency, and must be located in any of the following cities in the United States: the Washington DC metropolitan area; Denver, CO; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; Dallas, TX; or Anchorage, AK. Preference will be given to students working with entities whose client base includes the Hispanic/Latino community.

The application can be downloaded from our website at

Applications must be emailed to the Foundation by April 6, 2012.

If there are any questions, please email the Fellowship Program at


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