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Awards and Fellowships


Each year, Stanford Law School names as Public Interest Fellows those third-year students who have a history of public service, provide leadership within the law school, and are committed to careers as lawyers in the public service. Fellows serve a variety of roles within the law school—they mentor first-year students, provide policy direction for the Center and the law school, have direct access to the law school administration regarding myriad issues related to public interest, and engage in direct programming with the assistance of the Levin Center staff.

The Fellows also serve an advisory body to the Levin Center staff, and are expected to:

  • Promote public interest/public sector work at the Law School,
  • Provide ongoing assistance during the academic year to Center staff on public interest programming and events for the Law School community,
  • Serve as mentors to incoming first-year students,
  • Give input to the administration and faculty on internal law school policies that impact public interest and public service,
  • Pursue a curriculum that includes a significant component of public interest law courses,
  • Spend summers working full-time for at least ten weeks in public interest/service law, and
  • Intend to start his or her career in public service.

Public Interest Fellows from the Class of 2015 are available to speak with prospective law students.  Please review their bios and contact Levin Center staff if you would like to be connected to one of them.