Skadden Fellowship Information Session -- http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/
Thursday, March 20th at 12:15 in McDonough 160
Please join us this Thursday as we welcome Susan Butler Plum, the Director of the Skadden Foundation to campus to discuss the Skadden public interest post-grad fellowship program.
What is the Skadden Fellowship?
The Skadden Fellowship, described as "a legal Peace Corps" by The Los Angeles Times, was established in 1988 in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for new law school graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. The aim of the foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply. Fellowships are awarded for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year. Skadden provides each of the 25 - 28 Fellows with a salary (for the class of 2014, the salary is $46,000) and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization would be entitled.
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