4Girls Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship in Law

The 4Girls Foundation generously supports this one-year fellowship to increase access to justice and help new attorneys engage in public service. The fellowship funds an outstanding graduating student or judicial clerk to work with an established public interest legal organization in the U.S. on behalf of underrepresented individuals or groups.

Preference will be given to proposals to conduct law-related work with nonprofit organizations whose programs are focused on civil issues and align with the 4Girls Foundation’s mission, including assisting refugees and those in rural areas.

For more information, please email: justicecenter@law.utexas.edu

Application Information

The spring 2022 application is closed. Check back in fall 2022 for information about the spring 2023 application cycle.

Spring 2022 application information

In spring 2022, the 4Girls Foundation Fellowship will fund a one-year (12 month, full-time) post-graduate fellowship with an established public interest legal organization to provide legal services or conduct policy work for underrepresented individuals or groups. The fellow will receive $50,000 in salary, and the sponsoring organization is expected to supply and fund the benefits that a fellow would ordinarily receive as a new employee. The sponsoring organization must be a nonprofit organization in the U.S. under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The fellow must be supervised by a licensed attorney, and the sponsoring organization must have at least two attorneys on staff. The fellow and sponsoring organization will sign agreements regarding their fellowship obligations.

Before applying, applicants identify a potential sponsoring organization and collaborate with the organization to develop a description of the proposed work, training, and supervision. Organizations must provide support for the work and appropriate training and supervision for the fellow. Students with questions about potential sponsoring organizations are welcome to contact Mary Murphy in the Career Services Office.

The fellowship is available only to Texas Law alumni. Only third-year students or recent graduates who will complete a judicial clerkship by the fall of 2022 may apply. The fellow will be chosen by a faculty committee based on the applicant’s proposed work, commitment to public service, and the demonstrated ability of the applicant and the sponsoring organization to achieve the project’s goals.

Recipients

2022

Shanti Khanna

2019

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Kiah DeBolt

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