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Ford Foundation Funds Public Interest Fellowships at Four Law Schools

Posted Sep 14, 2012 5:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Ford Foundation is funding a new fellowship program at four law schools that will give students a chance to gain experience in public interest law.

The four law schools are Harvard Law School, the New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School and Yale Law School, according to press releases by the Ford Foundation and Stanford. High-performing first- and second-year students are eligible. Those who are chosen will each earn $15,000 for the 10-week summer program next year.

The Ford Foundation is initially funding the program with a $1.75 million grant. At Stanford, the grants will pay for 25 fellowships focused on international as well as domestic public interest practice.

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