This award is given to support a student with a proposed placement in a low-paying or non-paying public service summer job that is law-related and located in Utah. It is sponsored by the Public Interest Law Organization, a College of Law student organization.
*Exact amount depends on how much money the Public Interest Law Organization is able to raise for any given summer.
This award is open to students who will complete their first or second year of law school in May. While the applicant’s own financial need may be a positive factor in the selection of the stipend recipient, it shall not be a primary factor. Race, religion, and gender shall not be factors in the selection. The recipient must be a person who has an exemplary character and excellent judgment; has the dedication and ability to be a professional and community leader; believes that a lawyer’s primary responsibility is to serve the broader public interest; and has demonstrated a proven commitment to public service, as evidenced by academic, vocational, and public service activities and focus.
Application Requirements and Deadline
Applicants must provide a resume and a written statement that addresses personal qualifications and the characteristics of the proposed placement. Specifically, applicants should indicate the extent of the commitment they will make to the proposed project; i.e., how many hours per week they will work. Applicants should also indicate whether they will be paid anything. Finally, applicants should address the feasibility of and need for the work to be performed and the impact or benefit the work will have. A letter from someone, preferably a supervising attorney, at the proposed agency or organization addressing the feasibility of and support for the project, as well as the benefit and impact the proposed project will have on that organization, also would be useful. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews of applicants.
Due: Spring semester
For Further Information
Please contact Associate Dean Barbara Dickey.