2007 Public Interest Summer Grants Top $150,000

May 30, 2007Duke Law News

Forty-three Duke Law School students have reported receiving funding in support of their public interest employment this summer, for a total of $155,410.

These awards include grants from the Burdman/Steckley-Weitzel/Carroll-Simon endowed fellowships, the Public Interest Law Foundation, the Stanback Conservation Internship Program, the North Carolina Bar IOLTA program, Equal Justice Works Summer Corps, and employer stipends. For the first time this year, the awards also include PILF Bar Study grants for graduating students entering public interest employment in the fall.

The list of Duke law students’ public interest summer employers for 2007 includes:

  • ACLU of Georgia

  • ACLU of Southern California

  • Alaska Public Defender Agency

  • California Appellate Project

  • California Department of Justice

  • Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice

  • City Attorney’s Office of San Francisco

  • Ciudadanos al Dia

  • Climate Change Policy

  • Partnership Conservation Counsel of North Carolina

  • Duke Law School Children’s Education Law Clinic

  • Duke Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

  • Environmental Defense Environmental Protection Agency

  • Farmworker Association of Florida

  • Federal Communications Comission

  • Greater Boston Legal Services

  • Hamilton County, TN Public Defender’s Office

  • Institute for Justice

  • King County, WA Prosecutor’s Office

  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina

  • Legal Aid Society of New York

  • National Labor Relations Board

  • National Wildlife Federation

  • Natural Resources Defense Counsel

  • New York Police Department Legal Bureau

  • North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

  • North Carolina Department of Justice

  • North Carolina Justice Center

  • North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services Office of Chief Defense Counsel for Guantanamo Bay Orange and Chatham Counties, NC Office of the District Attorney

  • Middlesex County, NJ Prosecutor’s Office

  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

  • Public Knowledge

  • San Francisco Unified School District

  • Southern Environmental Law Center

  • The Rutherford Institute

  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • The Hale & Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

  • The Women’s Legal Centre United States Attorney’s Office

  • United States Department of Justice

  • United States Senate

  • Women’s Law Project

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