Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship – Applications due March 15, 2017

The Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is committed to inspiring the best and brightest law students to pursue careers in child welfare law. Through the fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies. After attending a three-day training session May 15-17 at Michigan Law, fellows spend at least 10 weeks at a child welfare law internship.

Applications are due by March 15, 2017. Texas Law 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to apply.

Over the three days of training in May, students learn the basic legal framework of child protection and foster care as well as the interdisciplinary perspectives so important to successful lawyering in this field, including hearing from experts in child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction. In addition to the training, many fellows say one of the best things about the training is meeting and forming a network with other like-minded law students from around the country. The Bergstrom Foundation will fund travel expenses for the participants, housing during the fellowship training, and meals.

For more information, please contact Jackie Julien at 734-763-5000 or  jmjulien@umich.edu.