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Public Interest Interview Travel Funds

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Each year the law school sets aside funds to assist third year students who must travel for interviews for post-graduate public interest or government positions, as in many cases, the employers are unable to pay interview travel expenses. This funding is limited so students must apply.

Apply for Funding

Students are encouraged to consult with Stella Boswell or Bethan Eynon as soon as possible when an interview invitation is extended. Students should know proposed or final dates and have a travel budget prepared. Some of the factors that will be considered in determining the amount of financial support a student will receive, if any, include: the amount of funding available during the current school year; the overall cost of travel for the interview; and whether the student has been funded for interview travel in the past. The law school generally does not provide funding for meals.

Funding and Reimbursement

Staff members are happy to work with students on booking travel arrangements and may be able to book necessary hotel stays directly. For air travel, it is best if the student arranges the travel and then seeks reimbursement following the interview. Students who seek reimbursement should be aware that the process may take several months and students will be required to provide all receipts indicating what an expense was for and that it was paid. For air fare, a student must also submit copies of all boarding passes.