The Young Lawyers Division offers two summer fellowships to UNM School of Law students who are interested in working in public interest law or the government sector. The fellowship awards are intended to provide the opportunity for law students to work for public interest entities or in the government sector in an unpaid position. The fellowship awards, depending on the circumstances of the position, could be up to $3,000 for the summer.


The application period for 2018 Fellowships is closed. The 2019 Fellowship period will open in February 2019.
To be eligible, applicants must be a current law student in good standing with their school. Applications for the fellowship must include:
(1) a letter of interest that details the student’s interest in public interest law or the government sector;
(2) a résumé; and
(3) a written offer of employment for an unpaid legal position in public interest law or the government sector for the summer. Applications containing offers of employment that are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check will not be considered unless verification of the successful completion of the background check is also provided.

Direct questions to:

Breanna Henley, State Bar Member Services Program Director