SABA-DC Public Interest Fellowship Program


SABA-DC provides financial assistance in the form of summer fellowships to law students working in the public interest sector for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area.  The public interest sector includes six types of settings: nonprofit organizations; legal services organizations; district attorneys/public defenders; federal, state, and local government; federal and state clerkships/judicial internships; and public service law firms.  Since the Public Interest Fellowship program’s inception in 2006, SABA-DC has provided almost $40,000 in funding to highly qualified and outstanding law students.


Applicants must be current law students in good standing, and must plan to be employed in the public sector during the summer. SABA-DC considers all of the materials submitted by the applicant, with particular weight given to the applicant’s essay. Other factors that SABA-DC may consider include commitment to public service, financial need, academic achievement, and other personal circumstances. 


For students interested in applying, the application and instructions can be accessed here.  Deadline for applications this year has been extended to April 21, 2014.


For more information about contributing to the Public Interest Fellowship Fund, please contact us at: sabadcpresident@gmail.com.


South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035
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