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Fellowships

Clinton-Orfalea-Brittingham Fellowship Program

The Clinton-Orfalea-Brittingham Fellowship Program provides support for three (3) to six (6) recent graduates of USC's Gould School of Law, Marshall School of Business and/or Price School of Public Policy to complete a one-year fellowship at the William J. Clinton Foundation working with the Alliance for a Healthier generation, the Clinton Climate Initiative, or the Clinton Global Initiative. Fellows receive a stipend of $45,000 for the year and $1,000 in professional development. Fellowship awards (funded by the Orfalea Family Foundation and the Brittingham Family Foundation) support recipients' work at the Clinton Foundation, pursuing the organization's global and domestic initiatives. Fellows receive health benefits, to be determined as appropriate by the Clinton Foundation, acting as the host organization. Contact the Career Services Office for more information.

Click here for a list of Clinton-Orfalea-Brittingham Fellowship Program recipients.

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

These two-year fellowships provide a salary, loan repayment assistance, a national training program, and other forms of support and assistance to public interest lawyers who, working in conjunction with host nonprofit organizations, launch projects that serve low-income and other needy communities. Applications are available online.

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Irmas Fellowship

The Irmas Fellowship is a one-year postgraduate fellowship honoring Sydney and Audrey Irmas. The fellowship was created through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Irmas and the Public Interest Law Foundation to assist recent USC Law graduates beginning careers in public interest. The fellowship supports a graduate of USC Law for a full year of work in the public interest at an agency of the graduate's choice. The fellowship provides the annual salary of $40,000 while employment benefits and health and malpractice insurance are provided for by the agency. More information and applications are available in the Career Services Office.

Read about Irmas Fellow KeAndra Dodds '12 and her work to protect affordable housing in California.

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Pacific Legal Foundation Fellowships

Participants in this program will receive concentrated litigation and writing experience in the areas of the Foundation's legal practice. The Foundation promotes the principles of free enterprise, private property, limited government and freedom of the individual. Fellowships can be for one or two years.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fellowship Program

The Reporters Committee is a voluntary, unincorporated association of reporters and editors dedicated to protecting the First Amendment interests of the news media. Law fellows will monitor significant developments in media law, assist with responding to legal defense requests from reporters, prepare legal memoranda, and handle other special projects. In addition, fellows will write for the Committee's publications, the quarterly magazine The News Media & The Law, and the bi-weekly newsletter, News Media Update. Fellowships last for one year, plus fully-paid health benefits.

Skadden Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to graduating law students and outgoing judicial clerks who create a project that will increase and improve the legal services available to the less fortunate in our society. Fellowships are awarded for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year. Skadden provides each Fellow with a salary, loan repayment assistance, and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization would be entitled.

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