The School of Law distributed approximately $305,000 to roughly 95 students pursuing 2021 summer fellowships, which provide essential hands-on learning and involve legal work in government, judicial and public interest positions throughout the country. This represents a 16% increase in summer fellowship dollars over last year’s record high of $263,000 and an approximately 450% increase over the last five years thanks to generous donations from graduates and friends.
Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said he is grateful to the school’s alumni and alumnae and other supporters. “This funding is critical and it allows our students to supplement their first-rate legal training in the classroom with hands-on experience, bolstering the school’s vision of being the best return on investment in legal education today.”