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.

Available Fellowships External Fellowships FAQs

List of Available Fellowships for Summer 2021

  • Joseph Antonecchia Fellowship
  • Michael A. Battle '81 Fellowship
  • Buffalo Human Rights Center Summer Fellowship
  • Buffalo Public Interest Law Program Fellowship
  • Catalyst Public Service Fellowship
  • Class of 1979 1L Summer Fellowship
  • Ross M. Cellino ’82 & Anna Marie Cellino ’81 Summer Fellowship
  • Dean’s Advisory Council Summer Fellowship
  • Dean’s Judicial Summer Fellowship
  • Dean’s Summer Fellowship
  • Mary J. Dowd ’80 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 Summer Fellowship
  • Graham Koehler Judicial Fellowship
  • Graham Koehler Public Interest Fellowship
  • Professor Virginia A. Leary Human Rights Summer Fellowship
  • Francis M. Letro ’79 & Cindy Abbott Letro Fellowship
  • Charles E. Mann Public Interest Award
  • Jessica Ortiz ’05 Federal Judicial Fellowship
  • Terry M. Richman ’86 Summer Fellowship
  • William F. Savino ’75, Elizabeth Martin Savino ’92 & Emma M. Savino ’18 Summer Fellowship
  • Allison Tam ’97 & Thomas Tam ’97 1L Summer Fellowship
  • Professor Suzanne Tomkins ’92 Women, Children & Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship
  • UB Law Alumni Association’s Buffalo Public Interest Law Program Fellowship
  • UB School of Law Public Interest Fellowship*
  • UB School of Law Public Interest Grant*
  • Hon. Dennis C. Vacco ’78 Summer Fellowship
  • Western New York Law Center Summer Fellowship

*Made possible by a generous grant from Francis M. Letro ’79 and Cindy Abbott Letro