Awards and Fellowships
Stanford Law School offers several postgraduate public interest fellowships for recent Stanford Law School JD graduates. These fellowships help our JD alumni launch their public interest careers through a paid one-year fellowship in a law-related endeavor designed to further the public interest.
The Levin Center administers two of the programs. We provide each Fellow with a $45,000 salary, a free BarBri bar exam preparation course in the recipient's state of choice, and all fringe benefits to which an employee of the host organization would be entitled. SLS' Miles and Nancy Rubin Loan Repayment Assistance Program will provide additional funds to meet educational loan repayment obligations during the fellowship year.
Only SLS JD alumni who graduated within the past five years are eligible to apply for these two programs:
- Stanford Law School – Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SLS-SPILF) Fellowship
- Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Fellowship
Additional postgraduate fellowships are available from the Stanford Law School Human RIghts Center. Details can be found on their website.