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  • Post–Graduate Fellowship

    June 27, 2014

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Inc. (“LDF”) invites rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and other recent law school graduates to apply for LDF sponsorship for public interest fellowship projects to begin in the fall of 2015.  Sponsorship will enable the applicant to submit proposals for consideration to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program, and/or similar programs, including fellowships offered by the applicant’s law school.

  • The Summer Law Students Internships Application Process is Closed for Summer 2014

    May 31, 2014

    Thanks you for your interest in the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Summer Law Students Internships.  LDF is no longer accepting applications for  Summer 2014.  Please visit here again in the Fall for details and application instructions to the Summer 2015 session.

  • Fried Frank Fellowship

    October 16, 2013 - November 15, 2013

    Fried Frank is now accepting applications for its Fried Frank Fellowship, a four year fellowship for an entry-level lawyer (3rd year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship).  The fellow spends two years as a Fried Frank litigator and two years as a staff attorney with LDF. The deadline for application submission is November 15, 2013.