NLF Community Law Fellowship


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The NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellowship was launched in 2004 to address the need for attorneys working on behalf of the Asian Pacific American populations. Recognizing that many obstacles prevent committed attorneys from practicing public interest law, including the shortage of entry-level jobs, the Fellowship provides an opportunity for a new attorney to gain substantive experience at a nonprofit national or community-based organization during the two-year Fellowship period. In 2014, NLF launched a second two-year NLF Communty Law Fellowship, which availability alternates years with the NLF Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellowship recruitment process. 

The NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellowship Program seeks to develop the public interest law leaders of the future, whether they continue to work in the nonprofit arena or become pro bono advocates in the private bar. The NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellowship Program was established by a generous gift from Paul W. Lee of Goodwin Procter LLP to The NAPABA Law Foundation. The NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellowship Program is currently funded through the generous gifts of NAPABA members and Friends of NLF. The Program is administered through the NAPABA Law Foundation, which is a charitable organization that awards scholarships, internships and fellowships, runs the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition and presents other educational programs to advance issues important to the Asian Pacific American community. Both Fellows are funded each at $100,000 for the the 2-year Fellowship. 

The deadline has passed for 2017-19 Fellowship. Please check back in July 2018 for our next Fellowship Application. 

2017-19 application available below for reference.