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Apply to Public Service Law Fellows

Applications are now open and are due April 21.

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 upon your identity and background (i.e., culture/ethnicity, religion, socio-economic class, race, gender, sexual orientation, other…) in your narrative.

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 21 by a committee made up of legal and higher education professionals.  Students will be notified before May 1.

Internship Placement
Preference is given to students who have secured an internship placement already. Internships must be full-time (approximately 400 hours) 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.