Santa Clara law students who have completed at least one year of full-time or part-time study by May 2019 are eligible for public interest summer grants. To qualify for a grant, applicants must arrange a full-time summer position doing legal work with a non-profit organization having a public service or social justice mission. Some government attorney positions also qualify. Students who have secured a position prior to the application deadline will receive priority consideration. 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 all summer grants is 5:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019. There may not be sufficient funds to award grants to every student who applies. Question and Answer 21 of the Frequently Asked Questions explain how to apply. Here is the application page.

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

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

The Law School plans to award three or four grants. Additional information about the Stevens Fellowship.

LGBT Legal Issues Summer Grant

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

Benjamin Kreitzberg Public Defender Summer Grant

The Law School plans to award one grant. To qualify, applicants must arrange a full-time summer law position with a public defender office. Additional information about the Benjamin Kreitzberg Public Defender Summer Grant.

Grants from law firm partners

The Law School plans to award one or more grants funded by contributions from law firm partners, which, for 2019, are Fenwick & West and Hoge Fenton

For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, contact Professor Gary Neustadter at gneustadter@scu.edu.