Skadden Fellowship Program

The Skadden Foundation is now accepting an application for its Fellowship Program (Skadden Foundation Fellowship Program).The program is open to graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. The program provides two-year fellowships to talented young lawyers to pursue the practice of public interest law on a full-time basis.Skadden provides each Fellow with a salary and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization would be entitled

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation launched in 1988 to commemorate Skadden’s 40th anniversary and has since become the largest public interest law firm in the United States.The aim of Skadden Foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue their interests in public interest work, thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.


  • Law school graduates and outgoing judicial law clerks, who want to work in the public interest, are eligible to apply. Grants are made to organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Therefore, before the application date of September 18, all applicants must identify a sponsoring public interest organization. The sponsor must be a 501(c)(3) organization that provides civil legal services to the poor, including the working poor, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil or human rights.

How to Apply:

To apply for the SkaddenFellowship, the applicant can download the application pdf through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Signed fellowship application including the following:

  • Three (3) essays
  • Commitment letter from potential sponsoring organization; coalition letters, if applicable, should be placed behind the commitment letter
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from an (a) former employer, and (b) law school professor
  • Official law school transcript
  • Resume

Submitting Details:

The complete application packet must email to

Skadden Fellowship Program

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Skadden provides each Fellow with a salary and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization would be entitled.
  • For those Fellows not covered by a law school low-income protection plan, the firm will pay a Fellow’s law school debt service for the tuition part of the loan for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • The 2017 class of Fellows brings to 791 the number of academically outstanding law school graduates and judicial clerks the foundation has funded to work full-time for legal and advocacy organizations.

Application deadline:

Applications are due on September 18, 2017, and finalists will be announced on October 18, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact to Susan Butler Plum at 212-735-2956.

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