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San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 25, 2015


The Program is open to law students who (1) have completed their second year (or equivalent) of law school; (2) exhibit a diversity of traits and attributes in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic factors or national origin or demonstrate a commitment to fostering such diversity within the legal community; and (3) demonstrate a strong interest in and/or commitment to representing plaintiffs in civil actions.

Four fellowships will be awarded. The Fellows will be selected based on information provided in the written application materials, including the applicant's commitment to the goals of diversity and interest in representing plaintiffs in civil actions. Other factors include past work experience and relevant coursework. Applicants selected for consideration based on the written materials will then be personally interviewed by members of the SFTLA Diversity Committee. The Fellows will be selected following the interviews.

The program will run May through August. Fellows will be asked to commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week during the summer. They will be assigned to three different Mentor Firms, each for a three to four week period.

Award: $6,000, in installments of $1,500.