photo of Victoria Roden ’21 standing outside of Erie County Family Court building.

Victoria A. Roden ’21, recipient of a Family Violence Clinic Summer Fellowship Award, outside of Erie County Family Court.

Summer Public Interest Funding & Fellowship Program

Delivering access to justice while preparing students to become excellent, ethical, and engaged lawyers.

Our Summer Public Interest Funding & Fellowship Program provides financial support for students immersed in an invaluable internship experience while providing access to justice to those that need it the most, in a broad range of emerging issues. Each summer, generous donor support allows a number of students to be selected for our fellowship program; these students have strong academic backgrounds, a dedicated heart for serving in the public interest, and a proven commitment to the providing access to justice.

In their own words

Visit our blog, UB School of Law Responds, to read about our summer fellows experiences.

Currently, our Summer Public Interest Funding & Fellowship Program provides $1,500-$4,500 stipends to students with financial need who intern at a nonprofit organization, governmental agency, or in a law-related position designed to further the public interest. Funding is for students who work a minimum of 8 weeks, full-time work schedule (280 hours total). Students who work fewer weeks will receive a pro-rated stipend.

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List of Available Fellowships for Summer 2021

  • Joseph Antonecchia Fellowship
  • Buffalo Human Rights Center Summer Fellowship
  • Buffalo Public Interest Law Program
  • Catalyst Public Service Fellowship
  • Ross M. Cellino ‘82 and Anna Marie Cellino ’81 1L Fellowship
  • Dr. Catherine Cerulli ’92 Women, Children & Social Justice Award
  • Class of 1979 1L Summer Fellowship
  • Dean's Advisory Council 1L Fellowship
  • Douglas W. Dimitroff ’89 and Dr. Grace D. Dimitroff 1L Fellowship
  • Mary J. Dowd ’80 1L Summer Fellowship
  • Family Violence & Women’s Rights Clinic Summer Fellowship
  • Freudenheim Fellowship
  • Blanche Gische & Helen Schurkman Fellowship Award for Elder Justice
  • Garry Graber ’78 Fellowship
  • Hodgson Russ, LLP 1L Summer Fellowship
  • Kaplan & Reynolds Fellowship
  • Graham Koehler 1L Judicial Fellowship
  • Graham Koehler 1L Public Interest Fellowship
  • Law Alumni Association Public Interest Fellowship
  • Professor Virginia A. Leary Human Rights Fellowship
  • Charles E. Mann Public Interest Award
  • Jessica Ortiz '05 1L Federal Judicial Fellowship
  • Lauren D. Rachlin, Esq. International Fellowship
  • William F. Savino ’75, Elizabeth Martin Savino ’92 & Emma M. Savino ’18 Fellowship
  • Allison Tam '97 & Thomas Tam '97 1L Summer Fellowship
  • Professor Suzanne Tomkins ’92 Women Children and Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship
  • Western New York Law Center Fellowship