Application Deadline: November 12th 2021
The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers.
Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.
The Fellowships are determined each year based upon several factors, including the interests of the top Fellowship candidates, the potential placement organizations and the donors supporting the Fellowships. Since the establishment of the Program, WLPPFP has been fortunate to be able to place a Women’s Law Fellow each year with the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the National Women’s Law Center – three preeminent women’s rights entities in Washington, DC. WLPPFP also has an endowed fellowship focusing on litigation, the Small, Webber, Spencer Fellowship. The Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow, placed at the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace & Security, also participates in WLPPFP
All Fellowships provide an incomparable opportunity to work with leaders in the women’s legal community, to gain tremendous experience promoting women’s rights, and to sharpen leadership and advocacy skills through in-depth training sessions provided by the Program. Applicants should indicate whether or not they wish to be considered for Fellowships focusing on specific issues. Indicating interest in more than one issue will not jeopardize a candidate’s consideration; on the contrary, doing so may facilitate the Program’s ability to match the candidate with a Fellowship.
All but two of the Fellowships are one-year positions, commencing at the beginning of September and running through the end of August the following year. The Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic Teaching Fellowship is a two-year teaching position commencing at the beginning of August and leading to an LL.M. degree.
Applicants for the Domestic Violence Clinic Teaching Fellowship must be admitted into a bar by December of the year prior to the start of the fellowship (in order to permit waiver into the DC Bar before the beginning of the fellowship).
The Georgetown University Law Center International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) Teaching Fellowship is a two-year teaching position commencing at the beginning of August and leading to an LL.M. degree.
Applicants must either be a law school graduate or in their final year of law school, and must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers. Early applications are encouraged. Fellowship selection will be conducted throughout the winter and early spring.
The Fellowships pay a stipend of about $60,000. The placement organizations employ the Fellows and provide standard fringe benefits, including health insurance.
Official Website: The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) 2022/2023