The King Hall Legal Foundation Summer Public Service Fellowships

The King Hall Legal Foundation (KHLF) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated and managed by King Hall students. KHLF will award a limited number of summer public service fellowships to currently enrolled first and second year students to undertake public service legal work that serves underprivileged and underrepresented populations. KHLF does not provide fellowships for prosecutorial work.


To be eligible for the KHLF Fellowships, candidates must:

  • join KHLF as a member; 
  • be a 1L or 2L student at King Hall;
  • volunteer ten hours of solicitation work for the KHLF auction; 
  • volunteer five hours at the KHLF auction itself;
  • and secure an offer to work for an eligible non-profit organization or government agency.  Prosecutorial work is not eligible for KHLF funding.

 Fellowship Award Amount

The amount of each KHLF Summer Fellowship award will be determined based on the availability of funding. In past years, KHLF has been able to award as much as $4,000 to students who did not receive other fellowships, and as much as $2,000 for those who did. KHLF grant recipients must disclose to KHLF the sources and amounts of all other summer funding. This includes an amount received in any form from their organization, including but not limited to, stipends, transportation, and other expenses. This also includes any outside funding, including but not limited to grants and scholarships. Grant recipients may not receive more than $10,000 of total funding from all sources for the summer (including the KHLF summer grant). Any amount above this cap must be refunded to KHLF accordingly.  KHLF may also fund part‐time public interest legal work on a pro‐rated basis.


Summer 2023 applications - open through April 5, 2023

To Apply:

1L and 2Ls can apply for all fellowship opportunities through a single application. Application materials will be submitted by uploading them using this link:  

Combine everything into one document. File names should start with applicants’ first and last name (ex. Joan Smith Application.pdf).

Your single pdf should contain the following items:

  1. Completed application cover sheet - available here in fillable pdf or here in word
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Purpose & Financial Paragraph
    1. Statement of Purpose is 2 pages maximum, doubled-spaced, 12-point font. The statement should address the following questions (in any order):
      1. How have you demonstrated your commitment to pursuing a public service career?
      2. What work will you perform this summer?
      3. Why is this work important and who will it impact?
    2. A short paragraph (no more than 300 words) explaining your financial need and how you will use the funds to support your work this summer. Include this at the end of Statement of Purpose, it is separate and does not count against your page limit, but should be in same document.
  4. Employer Verification: Written documentation from the host organization or agency confirming that it will host your summer work (can be the email chain between you and host showing offer and acceptance).

If you would like your statement of purpose reviewed prior to submission, please send a draft in Word to Sofia Parino.  Those sent by March 27, 2023 will be guaranteed a review, those sent after may be reviewed depending on counselor's availability.