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Tuesday, October 4, 2022


More Than 40 Students and Graduates Receive Public Interest Fellowships

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Yale Law School has announced that more than 40 students and graduates have been awarded public interest fellowships for 2022.

Of this number, 32 fellowships were awarded directly by the Law School, while 12 were awarded by external fellowship programs.

The fellowships offered by the Law School and some outside organizations provide support for one or two years of work in the public interest, jumpstarting the careers of Yale Law School graduates while serving the legal needs of underserved members of society.

Thirty-two of the fellows have received fellowships through Yale Law School programs, which include the Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship, the Gruber Fellowship in Global Justice and Women’s Rights, the Heyman Federal Public Service Fellowship, the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights, the Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellowship, the David Nierenberg ’78 International Refugee Assistance Project Fellowship, the YLS Permanent Court of Arbitration Fellowship, the YLS Public Interest Fellowship, and the Yale Law Journal Fellowship.

Twelve fellows will pursue public interest work through fellowship programs funded by outside organizations, including one who received an AARP Litigation Fellowship, one who received an Americans United for Separation of Church and State Fellowship, four who received Equal Justice Works Fellowships, one who received a Justice Catalyst Fellowship, and five who received Skadden Fellowships.

This year’s recipients will be working at organizations that range from Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the Land Loss Prevention Project, the White House National Economic Council, and the Women’s National Basketball Players Foundation, among many others.

Fellowship recipients will undertake work serving communities throughout the country, in states including California, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and internationally, in France, Guyana, and Mexico.

The full list of recipients includes fellowship programs and where fellows are serving.