Fellowships and Awards - University of Virginia School of Law

Fellowships and Awards

UVA Postgraduate Fellowships

UVA Summer and Other Fellowships

External Fellowships

Awards

Summer Fellowships

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW ASSOCIATION (PILA) GRANTS
Administered by the Public Service Center and the Public Interest Law Association, this program provides grants to law students who accept low-paying or unpaid public service summer internships in the pre-tax amount of $3,750 to 1Ls and $6,500 to 2Ls. Funding comes from student fundraising efforts, faculty, alumni and community donors. In 2016, PILA distributed more than $525,300 to 128 grantees.

PILA Grant Applications (Due Feb. 17, 2017)
2017 Application


PILA website | PILA Grantee Job Locations

MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP
Provides summer fellowships to exceptional law students who accept low-paying or unpaid public service internships.

Katherine and David deWilde '67 Public Interest Summer Fellowship
Provides financial support to outstanding University of Virginia law students promoting the protection of civil liberties, human rights, and the rule of law in public service internships. Generally, two J.D. students will be selected each year for fellowships ranging from $5,000-$10,000 each. More

LINDA FAIRSTEIN PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP
Provides summer fellowships to exceptional law students who accept low-paying or unpaid public service internships.

Awards

HERBERT L. KRAMER/HERBERT BANGEL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Presented at graduation to the student who has contributed the most to the community.

MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Presented at graduation to a student entering a public service career who demonstrates the qualities of leadership, integrity, and service to others. ($2,500)

CLAIRE CORCORAN AWARD
Recognizes one or two second-year students, selected by PILA, who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to public service and will be working in a public service internship.

ROBERT F. KENNEDY AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Awarded to the student who best exemplifies Senator Kennedy's ideals

PRO BONO AWARD
Recognizes the student who exhibits an extraordinary commitment to pro bono service during his or her years at the Law School. The award is the highest recognition offered through the Law School's voluntary pro bono program, which encourages all students to provide at least 75 hours of free legal services to the indigent while at the law school.

PRO BONO SERVICE CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION
Presented to graduates who have successfully fulfilled the requirements of the Law School's Pro Bono Program.