Public Interest Law Center

How to Apply

Criteria for Selection

  • Commitment to public policy work (shown through previous work history, campus activism, related internships, relevant research or thesis topics, and through the required application essay);
  • Demonstrated leadership ability;
  • Diversity of public policy interests and background experience and knowledge.

Application Instructions

The priority deadline for all programmatic scholarships is December 1, and all scholarship applications must be submitted no later than January 1. You are required to submit with the JD application an additional essay (no more than 500 words) that describes your interest in public policy, and what specific public policy areas you wish to pursue with your law school training. You are also required to submit a recommendation letter that speaks to your interest or experience in public policy.Interviews will be held on a Saturday in late March/early April.