Fordham Law School Related Funding: The Law School administers 12 summer fellowships (some of which wil make mulitple awards) which are available only to Fordham Law students for full-time public service summer work. These fellowships further the Law School’s mission to educate attorneys to work “in the service of others.” Several of the fellowships provide awards to more than one student.
The Fordham University School of Law Public Service Summer Fellowships Summer 2015 Guidelines which describes the application process and deadlines and the applications for several of the fellowships is available for download. These fellowships include:
The Ann Moynihan Fellowships are named in honor of the life and work of Ann Moynihan, a devoted and inspiring life-long advocate for the poor, who was a trial and appellate attorney in both the Civil Practice and Criminal Defense Practice for The Legal Aid Society, an Associate Clinical Professor at Fordham Law School, its Associate Dean for Administration, and a founder of Fordham’s Interdisciplinary Center for Family & Child Advocacy.
Domestic Violence Awareness Center’s (DVAC) Summer Fellowships: Fellowships of $4,000 for a first-year student and $5,000 for an upper-class student are awarded to students who secure summer placements for at least ten weeks in non-profit organizations or government agencies dedicated to protecting the rights of survivors of domestic violence. Students are selected based on demonstrated interest in domestic violence advocacy and representation.
Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship (FSSF): The largest source of funding for Fordham students doing summer public service work. First-year students receive a fellowship of $4,000 and second year students receive $5,000 for ten weeks of work. Students obtain their own public service jobs with non-profits and government agencies to be eligible for funding. The positions can be in the metropolitan area, or anywhere in the U.S. or the world. Judicial internships are not eligible.
John M. Cannella Fellowship: ($4,000 1Ls, $5,000 others) commemorates the life of Judge John Cannella, who devoted his career to working in the public interest, including 31 years of service on the bench of the United State District Court for the Southern District of New York. The fellowship will be awarded to a student who plans to devote his or her summer to full-time civil legal services work with either a non-profit organization or government agency. Applicants are expected to have secured a placement before submitting the fellowship application.
Leitner Internship Fund. Provides students with up to $5,000 in funding for their international human rights-related internship. Fellows work full-time for at least ten-weeks at a non-governmental organization, U.N. agency, or other organization working on international human rights issues. Applications are considered on a rolling basis untill the deadline of March 24, 2014 For information and application, please see http://www.leitnercenter.org/summer-internships
Mulligan Summer Judicial Internship Fellowship ($4,000 for 1Ls and 2Ls) commemorates the life of William Hughes Mulligan, an alumnus of Fordham University and Fordham Law School, a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a Dean of Fordham Law School. This fellowship is available to a first or second year student who is participating in a judicial internship in Summer 2014, either in state or federal court. Applicants are expected to have secured a placement
Venable Foundation Fellowship for 1st Year Students ($5000) was created by the partners of the law firm of Venable LLP and provide a stipend to a Fordham Law School 1L student intending to serve in a legal capacity during the summer after first year at a non-governmental organization; non-profit entity; or federal, state, or local government agency, located in one of the cities where Venable LLP maintains an office (Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, Rockville, MD, Towson, MD, Tysons Corner, VA).