Post-Law School Fellowships

The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (DVLC) is seeking to sponsor individuals interested in applying for post-law-school fellowships to begin in the fall of 2017.

We are seeking individuals who are either graduating from JD or LLM programs in 2017, are completing current clerkships by the fall 2017, or who have graduated law school in 2015 or after.  We are interested in both hosting participants in school-sponsored fellowships and supporting applicants for privately-funded fellowship programs through our organization.

Project ideas should fall under DVLC’s mission and either coincide with or complement our existing programs.   Salary and benefits are dependent on the terms of the individual fellowship.

Possible project ideas include:
Providing legal representation for victims of intimate partner / interfamilial sexual abuse and assault, while working with staff to develop replicable case strategies;
Other topics related to DVLC’s mission.

Juris doctorate degree by the summer 2017;
Eligibility and willingness to sit for the Illinois bar exam in the summer of 2017;
Interest or experience working with survivors of domestic violence; and
Willingness to work collaboratively with DVLC staff to achieve agency objectives.

To apply, interested applicants should email the following to
Law school transcript;
Writing sample (5 pages or less); and
Letter of Interest, in which you should address 1) your interest in DVLC’s work and mission; 2) any previous work or volunteer experience in a public interest setting or working with issues related to gender-based violence; and 3) a short explanation of the school-sponsored fellowship or project idea proposal.  If you are proposing a project, please summarize in 2-3 paragraphs your idea, the purpose or intended effect, and why this project would fit with DVLC’s mission and current programs.