The Law School created the Justice Corps to support its graduates who are committed to working for the public good and to encourage more graduates to begin their careers with a period of public service. Each year the program sends outstanding new alumni to work with non-profit legal organizations to increase access to justice for underrepresented individuals and communities. Since the program’s inception in 2005, 25 graduates have received these competitive fellowships.
Administered by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Justice Corps fellowships are awarded each spring to graduating students and alumni currently serving as judicial clerks. Fellows are selected by a faculty committee based on the potential impact of the proposed work and the demonstrated capacity of the applicant and the sponsoring organization to succeed in meeting the project goals. The number of fellowships available varies from year to year.