Dean’s Summer Pro Bono and Public Interest Law Fellowship Program Copy

[half_left]Oklahoma City University School of Law offers a limited number of public interest fellowship awards to financially assist students interested in volunteering with organizations that provide legal services to nonprofit entities and underrepresented members of society. Help with travel expenses, out-of-state temporary housing, etc. can make the difference between accepting or declining an invaluable experiential opportunity.

Past summer fellowship host sites include:

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Attorneys General Offices
  • Catholic Charities – Immigration Assistance Program
  • Child Support Services, a Division of Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Circuit Courts
  • City Attorney Offices
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • County Attorney Offices
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • District Attorney Offices
  • District Courts
  • Federal Bar Association Pro Bono Panel
  • Fordham Ghana Summer Law Program
  • International Anti-Corruption Academy
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Legal Assistance Offices
  • National Advocates for Pregnant Women
  • National Stonewall Democrats
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
  • Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office
  • Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office
  • Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office – Juvenile Division
  • Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
  • Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Oklahoma Department of Corrections
  • Oklahoma Indian Legal Services
  • Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
  • Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General
  • Oklahoma Public Employees Relations Board
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • One Love Worldwide
  • Public Defender Offices
  • Senior Law Resource Center
  • Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
  • State Bar Associations
  • The Equality Network
  • The Sedona Conference
  • Tulsa Lawyers for Children
  • US Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • US Attorney Offices
  • US Courts
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Department of Justice
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • World Neighbors

In order to apply for a fellowship, students must first secure a position with a qualifying organization. Interested students are encouraged to attend our annual OKC Law Works Career Fair in February where they can meet with representatives from numerous government, pro bono, and public sector entities that are seeking volunteer summer interns.

HOW TO APPLY: the 2015 fellowship application packet is available for download from the Symplicity Resource Library.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Fellowship questions may be directed to:
Regan G. Strickland Beatty, Pro Bono and Public Interest Law Coordinator