Announcing the 2014 Westwood Fellowship at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014
The law firm of Covington & Burling LLP (“Covington”) funds annual Fellowships for graduates of Washington, D.C. law schools and the University of Maryland’s School of Law to work as staff attorneys with Neighborhood Legal Services Program for the District of Columbia ("NLSP"). Since 1964, NLSP has provided free legal services in civil cases to indigent residents of the District of Columbia. The Westwood Fellowship Program was established and named in honor of the Firm’s deceased partner, Howard Westwood, who is credited with helping to found and preserve the legal services program in the District of Columbia and nationally. Each graduate awarded a Westwood Fellowship must commit to serve as an NLSP staff attorney for at least one year, with an option to apply for renewal of the Fellowship at the end of the first year. Covington provides funds through NLSP to cover salaries and other benefits for Fellowship recipients, as described below.
All third-year students attending accredited law schools in the District of Columbia and the University of Maryland’s School of Law, as well as lawyers who have received a J.D. degree from those schools within the preceding two years are eligible to apply for this Fellowship. The criteria for selection as a Westwood Fellow include: (1) a commitment to serving the indigent; (2) strong academic performance; (3) clinical or other relevant experience; and (4) an interest in practicing in the District of Columbia.
Additional information and application instructions are available at http://www.nlsp.org/node/122