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The John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships

In partnership with the John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Foundation, King Hall is pleased to announce that it will also award two John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships to students who demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for excellence throughout their legal careers.


To be eligible for the John Paul Stevens Fellowship, candidates must:

  • be eligible for a UC Presidential Summer Public Interest Fellowship;
  • undertake a summer position that is otherwise unpaid, meaning that you do not receive financial compensation of any kind from the host organization; and
  • receive one of the two highest application scores from the King Hall Summer Public Service Fellowship Selection Committee.

Fellowship Award Amount

The amount of each Stevens Fellowship will be $5,000. No subtraction will be made for money received from other sources to support the same summer work, but note that to be eligible for the Stevens Fellowships, your summer position must be unpaid, meaning that you cannot receive financial compensation of any kind from the host organization.

Example 1:

Alberta Johnson receives a Stevens Fellowship. She also gets a $1,000 summer fellowship from one of the law student associations she belongs to. Alberta’s Stevens Fellowship will be $5,000 and her total summer income will be $6,000.

Example 2:

Audie Norris receives a Stevens Fellowship. His host organization then offers to pay Audie a summer stipend of $6,000. Audie must decline the Stevens Fellowship because he is no longer eligible for it.

To Apply

The 2018 application period has ended.