The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation (“HBA-DC Foundation”) has 2 public interest, summer fellowships. For both fellowships, preference will be given to students working with entities whose client base includes the Hispanic/Latino community. The deadline to apply for these programs is Thursday, April 7, 2011.
The first HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship is limited to law students in the Washington, DC-area.
HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship eligibility criteria includes (1) a first or second-year law student (JD); (2) actively enrolled in, and attending, one of the following accredited law schools located in the District of Columbia or its immediate suburbs: Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, George Mason University Law School, George Washington University’s National Law Center, Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, or the Washington College of Law at American University; and (3) with an arrangement to work full-time for a minimum of eight weeks with a sponsoring entity. The sponsoring entity must be: (1) a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization; (2) located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area; (3) providing direct legal services to persons in the D.C. metro area; and (4) at low cost or no cost to the clients.
The second fellowship is a collaboration between the HBA-DC Foundation, the National Council of La Raza and Patton Boggs LLP (“NCLR-Patton Boggs”), which are supporting public interest legal work during the Summer of 2011 in the following 6 metropolitan areas: Washington DC; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Dallas, TX; and Anchorage, AK.
NCLR-Patton Boggs Fellowship eligibility criteria: NCLR and Patton Boggs will award one fellowship in the amount of $10,000. This fellowship is intended to provide funding for a law student working for the summer in a public interest legal position that is otherwise not compensated by the sponsoring entity. To be eligible, an applicant must be:
(1) a first-year Latino/a law student;
(2) actively enrolled in, and attending, any accredited law school in the United States or Puerto Rico; and
(3) accepted to work for a minimum of eight weeks with the sponsoring entity. The sponsoring entity may be a not-for-profit organization or a governmental agency, and must be located in any of the following cities in the United States: the Washington DC metropolitan area; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Dallas, TX; and Anchorage, AK.
For more information, contact:
M. Lucero Ortiz, Esq.
HBA-DC Foundation Member