Feb. 3: Kirkland & Ellis NYC Public Service Fellowship Applications Due

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Since the 1995-96 academic year, the Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship has been awarded annually to one NYU School of Law graduate to execute a public service fellowship project for one year in New York City. The project must be one that addresses a serious human need, and must principally and directly benefit New York City resident. Fellows are selected for their personal integrity and potential to make a positive contribution to the community. Applications for the 2023-24 fellowship are due on February 3, 2023.

Who can be a Fellow?

Each year, one Fellow is selected from the graduating class of New York University School of Law and one from the graduating class of Columbia Law School. The Fellowships are intended to meet serious human needs in New York City; the Fellow and sponsoring organization must be based within the five boroughs of New York City and the Fellow’s project must principally and directly benefit New York City residents. Fellows may create and fill a new position within an already-existing organization or pursue an independent project affiliated with a sponsoring organization. The Firm is committed to a broad and inclusive concept of public service.

Fellows are selected for their demonstrated commitment to public interest law and potential to make a contribution to the New York City community. Fellows will be selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Terms & Salary

The term of the Fellowship is one year. Fellows for the 2023–2024 class will be funded at a salary of $60,000.

Upon completion of the Fellowship year, Fellows will be asked to submit to Kirkland & Ellis LLP a brief letter summarizing what they accomplished during the preceding year, how the fellowship year has impacted their future plans, and their contact information at their next job.

Application details here.
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