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The foundation will award two-year fellowships for 2022 law school graduates, outgoing judicial law clerks, and LL.M. candidates who want to work in the public interest. The FAQs and key dates below provide general information about the Skadden Fellowship and our application process. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions or would like to discuss your specific project proposal.
Fellows in the class of 2022 will be provided a salary of $58,000 a year for the two years of the fellowship. Fellows work full-time for their host organization and cannot take additional paid work outside their fellowship. The Foundation pays the salary to the host organization and reimburses it for certain benefits that the Fellow would be entitled to as a staff attorney (including medical insurance). Fellows also have access to loan forgiveness for the debt service due during their fellowship on loans for law school tuition, if low-income protection is not provided by their law school and their host organization is not supplementing their salary. Fellows each have a budget of $2,000 to attend legal conferences relevant to their fellowship.
You will need to secure a host organization with which you will apply. Together, you will design a project proposal. In honing your application, please feel free to reach out to us. We do not pair applicants to host organizations or recommend host organizations to applicants.
Skadden Fellowships address the civil legal needs of people living in poverty. Your project must be legal in nature, and serve poor clients, though we do not have a strict test of poverty.