Monday, July 6, 2020


Students and Graduates Receive Public Interest Fellowships

In June, Yale Law School announced that 51 of its graduating students and recent alumni were awarded public interest postgraduate fellowships for 2020–2021.

Of this number, 31 fellowships were awarded directly by the Law School, while 20 were awarded by external fellowship programs.

These 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 YLS graduates while serving the legal needs of underserved members of society.

Thirty-one of the fellows have received fellowships through programs that 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 YLS International Court of Justice Fellowship, the YLS Permanent Court of Arbitration Fellowship, the YLS Public Interest Fellowship, and the Yale Law Journal Fellowship.

Twenty fellows will pursue public interest work through fellowship programs funded by outside organizations, including three who received Equal Justice Works Fellowships, seven Justice Catalyst Fellowships, and six Skadden Fellowships.

This year’s recipients will be working for organizations including the Legal Aid Society, the Ohio Public Defender’s Office, the Global Echo Litigation Center, the National Resources Defense Council, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.

Fellowship recipients will undertake work serving communities throughout the country in states like Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina, and internationally in England, Israel, France, Colombia, and the Netherlands.

See the full list of this year’s fellowship recipients.