The Government Law Center Fellowship program is a unique special curriculum and mentoring program that prepares students for distinguished careers in public service. The program serves three main goals:
- First, it helps students who are interested in public service to develop a foundation of substantive knowledge and practical skills.
- Second, it creates a sense of community for students interested in public service.
- And, third, it builds strong connections to attorneys in public-service practice.
The Fellowship also serves an overall goal of building a professional identity that will help each student thrive in public service.
The Fellowship is different at each stage of law school. First-year Fellows are given extracurricular opportunities to explore whether public service is right for them. Upper-class Fellows take specific courses that will help prepare them for public service, and then undertake an experiential capstone project that helps prepare them directly for practice.