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Post-Bar FAQ

No. You may apply to perform the same or similar work to that of an “ordinary” entry level attorney at the host organization.

No. The host must contribute to the Fellow’s salary. There is no specific minimum threshold, but the Selection Committee takes into account the host site’s level of investment in the Fellowship as an indicator of how much the host site cares about having the Fellow there. Therefore, as a general matter, the greater the host site’s contribution to the fellowship budget, the greater the chances of approval. The Selection Committee will weigh the relative size and budget of the host when evaluating the host’s level of investment in the fellowship.

After reviewing this matter, the committee has concluded that it will consider such applications, but with the reminder that while there is no specific minimum threshold for the amount of financial contribution, the Selection Committee takes into account the host site’s level of investment in the Fellowship. Therefore, as a general matter, the greater the host site’s contribution to the fellowship budget, the greater the chances of approval. The Selection Committee will weigh the relative size and budget of the host when evaluating the host’s level of investment in the fellowship.

If you are selected, you will begin work in the fall after you graduate. You and your host site should agree upon the specific date, but you will need the law school’s advance authorization if the start date will be earlier than August 1, 2017 or later than October 31, 2017.

No. The Fellowships are only open to current third year students. This is true even if you are doing a judicial clerkship the year after you graduate.

Yes, but you must apply for the Fellowships cycle after you graduate.

The Fellowship Committee consists of three members: the Dean of Career Services and two faculty members appointed by the Dean. The faculty members will rotate year to year. The Associate Director of Career Service for Public Interest & Public Sector is an ex officio member of the Committee, meaning that the Associate Director may be present at Committee meetings and may speak, but does not have a vote.

In order to prevent candidates from “lobbying” Committee members, the faculty Committee members remain anonymous.

The proposed budget for your project must include a salary of at least $45,000.