Santa Clara law students who have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time study by May 2018 are eligible for public interest summer grants. To qualify for a grant, applicants must have arranged a full-time summer law position with a qualifying organization before the application deadline. Non-profit organizations with a public service or social justice mission qualify. Some government attorney positions also qualify. Students who receive academic credit for a summer job are not eligible to receive public interest summer grants. See the specific requirements for the particular type of grant for which you are applying.

The deadline for the Stevens Fellowship is noon on Monday, March 5, 2018. The deadline for all other summer grants is 5:00 PM on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Richard P. and Madé S. Berg Social Justice Public Interest Summer Grant

In this category, the Law School plans to award approximately eight grants for students who will be working in civil jobs and approximately four grants for students who will be working in criminal law jobs. Additional information about the Berg Grant.

Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship

In this category, the Law School plans to award four grants. Students who will be working in civil jobs and those who will be working in criminal law jobs are eligible for a Stevens Fellowship. Additional information about the Stevens Fellowship.

Public Interest Social Justice Law Board Summer Grants

In this category, the Law School plans to award about five or six grants. Students who will be working in civil jobs and those who will be working in criminal law jobs are eligible for Law Board Summer Grants. Additional information about the Law Board Summer Grants.

LGBT Legal Issues Summer Grant

The Law School plans to award one or two grants in this category. To qualify, applicants must have arranged a full-time summer law position with an organization that does legal work on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender individuals and/or people living with HIV. Additional information about the LGBT Legal Issues Summer Grant.

Supriya Bhat Public Defender Summer Grant

The Law School plans to award one grant in this category. To qualify, applicants must have arranged a full-time summer law position with a public defender office in California. Additional information about the Supriya Bhat Public Defender Summer Grant.

Harry and Jean Gluck Social Justice Law Fellowship

The Law School plans to award one grant in this category. To qualify, applicants must have arranged a full-time summer law position with a public interest, social justice organization. Criminal law positions are not eligible for this fellowship. Additional information about the Harry and Jean Gluck Social Justice Law Fellowship.

For answers to other questions, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you still have more questions after reviewing the materials available on this web site, contact Professor David Sloss at dlsloss@scu.edu.