Public Interest Summer Grants

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Each year several summer grants are awarded to students who are taking unpaid or low-paying summer public interest and public sector jobs. Funding for these grants comes from several sources.

In 2014, over $400,000 was awarded to students from law school and student-raised funds. There were 135 first- and second-year students who received funding; 94 received the maximum award of $3,500. Grant recipients worked in nonprofit organizations, legal aid offices, state and federal government agencies, public defender offices, federal and state judges, and district attorneys' offices across 17 states and abroad.

2014-2015 Summer Grant Timeline

Summer 2015 Application Process (1L & 2L)

  • 2L Early Decision Application Meeting: October 29, 2014
  • 2L Early Decision Deadline: November 21, 2014
  • 1L & 2L Regular Application Deadline: Spring 2015 (TBD)

Questions? Contact Samara Reynolds or Adrienne Allison in the CDO.

To view additional details and a sample Summer Grant Application, visit My Carolina Law.

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