Youth Justice Alliance Fellowship
Hello aspiring first-gen lawyers! Welcome to the 2024 Fellowship Application!
As an applicant, you are primarily evaluated based on your demonstration of a passion for pursuing a legal career and your explanation of why the legal profession needs your voice. You are NOT required to have received admission to a four-year university, but we do expect that you have plans to continue your academic pursuits after graduating. We also do not have a GPA cutoff. However, we will ask you to explain why you are academically ready for the challenge of the path to law school or how you are developing your academic skills. We can meet you where you are in your academic journey, but we want you to recognize that pursuing a law degree will require hard work and dedication to your academic responsibilities.
For selected fellows, we offer four years of paid experiential learning intentionally planned to help you overcome the most common barriers to law school. This will include $200 for professional clothing, a $500 stipend for participating in our Summer Institute training program, $18 per hour for your judicial internship, $20 per hour for the non-profit internship, and $1,500 toward your LSAT course and examination. We will also cover all of your meals, transportation, and activity costs during the Summer Institute and will offer lunches, reunions, and other programming during the academic year.
TIP: Complete the essays in a separate word document and then paste them here to avoid losing your work.
IMPORTANT: Questions 9-11 are not used for admissions purposes and will not be used during the evaluation process. Those questions are requested by the Law School Admissions Council.
Why do we ask for your date of birth? Our applicant pool contains mostly eighteen-year-olds or soon to be eighteen-year-olds. Before you are eighteen, we will require guardian approval for participation in our programming. If you are eighteen, you will have the ability to sign off on all forms on your behalf.