Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship
The Gallogly Family Foundation created the Public Interest Fellowship Program to increase the number of people who receive much-needed legal services and to help new lawyers pursue careers in public interest law.
Fellows work for a domestic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a new project developed with the organization or on one of the organization’s ongoing projects. The organization must provide civil legal services to the poor (including the working poor) and/or those deprived of their civil or human rights and have at least two lawyers on staff. Additionally, the host organization must be willing to provide the fellow with supervision, work space, materials (computer, internet access, phone, etc.), malpractice insurance, and the cost of health benefits for the fellow that exceed $5,000.00.
Fellows are selected by the Foundation based on a variety of factors, including academic performance, professional experience, character, and demonstrated commitment to the public interest. The Foundation will also consider the proposed project’s quality and the demonstrated effectiveness of the host organization.
The fellowship will include a one-year salary of $50,000.00 and up to $5,000.00 to help the host organization cover the cost of health benefits for the fellow. The fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew upon the request of the fellow and host organization and within the sole discretion of the Foundation.
Past fellows include:
- Kelsey Chapple ’16, Bet Tzedek Legal Services — Representing Undocumented Female Workers Experiencing Abusive Employer Practices
- Marissa Latta ’18, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid — Increase Housing Access and Reduce Homelessness for Individuals with Criminal Histories
See the profiles at the bottom of this page for more information about the fellows and their fellowship projects.
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The class of 2019 application period is closed. Information for the class of 2020 will be posted in late spring 2019.