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Apply to Public Service Law Fellows

Applications are now open and are due April 15.

To apply, you will need to submit the following:

  • Personal Statement(see below)
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (Unofficial are fine)
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (see below for submission instructions)
Personal Statement
Please write a personal statement narrative in which you address the following:
  • Why you are interested in the public service law
  • How you imagine linking your involvement in the program with your career goals and personal aspirations.

personal statement note: We welcome your reflections in your narrative upon your identity and background (i.e., culture/ethnicity, religion, socio-economic class, race, gender, sexual orientation, other…).

Please be sure to include your name in the file name and in the document.  Essay may be submitted as a Word document or PDF and should be approximately 2-3 pages double spaced.

TIPS FOR APPLYING

All applications will be reviewed after April 18 by a committee made up of legal and higher education professionals.

Internship Placement
Preference is given to students who have secured an internship placement already. Internships must be full-time in the public service law sector, usually within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, or in a nonprofit or government organization which assists in providing legal services to low-income or under-represented individuals or groups.

If you plan to intern at a site other than the Office of the State’s Attorney or the Attorney General’s Office, please have someone from your site email Hannah Schmitz hannahs@umbc.edu

Letter of Recommendation
Letter may be emailed from a professional email address to publicservicescholars@umbc.edu or uploaded with your application if on professional letterhead.