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Fellowships 2.0 Webinar Series
Jul 20, 2022

Thank you to the committee that produced the webinars and tip sheet: - Laura Cohen, Esq., Southwestern Law School; - David Daniels, Esq., Pro Bono Director of Public Counsel; - Pamela Marx, Esq., Mental Health Advocacy Services; - Rachel Kronick Rothbart, Esq., University of Southern California Gould School of Law; - Patrick Fodell, One Justice

The SoCal Pro Bono Managers, in conjunction with One Justice, share this six-part webinar on postgraduate legal fellowships. This is an in-depth training on how students can prepare, plan and write a public interest fellowship proposal.

Web Series

  1. Public Interested? This segment provides guidance on why a student might want to consider a postgraduate fellowship, how to research fellowship opportunities and how the foundation for obtaining a postgraduate fellowship can be laid in your 1L and 2L years. (16:02 min.)

  2. Fellowships - What, When, Who? This segment describes the different types of postgraduate opportunities, general application timeframes, research tools and how to determine the type of fellowship that best fits with your career goals. (12:56 min.)

  3. Project-Based Fellowships: Developing a Project This segment, and those that follow, focus on project-based fellowships. This segment focuses on how to conceptualize a potential legal service project that you might propose and how students and host agencies negotiate the ultimate legal project that they propose to the funder. (14:22 min.)

  4. Project-Based Fellowships: Finding a Host This segment focuses on finding a host agency for a project-based fellowship -- how to locate potential host agencies, how to approach agencies, and how to determine which host agency is the best fit for you and your project. (24:14 min.)

  5. Project-Based Fellowships: Writing the Application This segment provides guidance on writing the fellowship application, including tips for developing a positive, professional working relationship with your host, the drafting process and how to develop a personal statement. (26:23 min.)

  6. Interviewing This segment focuses on how to prepare for the interview, tips for the interview itself, and best practices for following up with your host after the interview. (19:20 min.)