Criminal Law Diversity Fellowship Summer 2020 Due Dec. 16

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is pleased to announce its 2020 Diversity Summer Law Fellowship. The goal of our program is to pair law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with top criminal defense practitioners around the country. These attorneys have agreed to provide each Fellow with a substantive opportunity to learn, grow, and witness firsthand what true advocacy looks like.

Applications are due Dec 16, 2019!

Eligible applicants: 1Ls and 2Ls from historically underrepresented backgrounds, in good academic standing, and enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.

Educational background: Demonstrated commitment to criminal justice – e.g. coursework, extracurricular activities, pre-law school organizational involvement.

Placement: The potential host criminal defense offices are located throughout the country and will offer opportunities to learn about various stages of criminal proceedings ranging from pretrial to appeals. Applicants will be able to rank their location preferences once their application has been received.

Summer Stipend: Fellows will receive a weekly stipend of $500.00 to work for up to eight (8) weeks with selected criminal defense offices/practitioners.

Length of Fellowship: Up to eight (8) weeks.

More information, including a list of criminal defense practitioners who will be hosting diversity fellows in 2020, and a fellowship application form and instructions, is available at

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