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Apply to Public Service Law Fellows

Now Accepting Applications Through April 20, 2018

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A completed application will include the following:

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement (see below)
  • Resume
  • Transcript (Unofficial is fine)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (see below for submission instructions)

Please upload all documents as a .pdf and save each as “LAW Last Name, First Initial- (document name)” example: “LAW Smith, J- Resume”

Personal Statement
Please write a personal statement narrative in which you address the following:
  • Why you are interested in public service law
  • How you imagine linking your involvement in the program with your career goals and personal aspirations

personal statement note: This is our chance to get to know you and what you’re passionate about.  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.


All applications will be reviewed after April 20 by a committee made up of legal and higher education professionals.  Students will be notified by 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.

Once you have secured an internship, please have your mentor send a confirmation email to Hannah Schmitz

Letters of Recommendation
Letters may be emailed from a professional email address to or uploaded with your application if on professional letterhead.