In recognition of the centrality of racial inequity to many of the civil legal needs of people living in poverty in the US, we have updated the Skadden Fellowship application to include a question specifically on the role of public interest work in addressing systemic racism.


The foundation will award two-year fellowships for 2021 law school graduates, outgoing judicial law clerks, and LL.M. candidates who want to work in the public interest. The FAQs and key dates below provide general information about the Skadden Fellowship and our application process. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions or would like to discuss your specific project proposal.

Click here to download the instructions, application, and required certifications.

The Application Process

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Your Project Proposal

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The Fellowship

Below is more information about the Skadden Fellowship.

Host Organization Requirements

Below is more information about the host organization requirements.

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