Fellowships and Awards

UVA Postgraduate Fellowships

UVA Summer and Other Fellowships

ExternAl Fellowships

Awards

Summer Fellowships

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW ASSOCIATION (PILA) GRANTS This student-administered program provides summer fellowships to law students who accept low-paying or unpaid public service internships. Fellowships are funded by donations and matched by a grant from the Law School Foundation. In 2013, PILA distributed more than $484,000 to 109 grantees ($3,500 for first-year and $6,000 for second-year summers).
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MORTIMER CAPLIN PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP Provides summer fellowships to exceptional law students who accept low-paying or unpaid public service internships.

Katherine & David DeWilde ’67 LGBT Summer Fellowship Provides financial support to outstanding University of Virginia law students working on legal matters of national and cultural importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. A fellowship in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to one UVA student (or split between two students) focusing on such work at a full-time summer internship with a not-for-profit employer. 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

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 Presented to one or two second-year students who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to public interest work ($1,500 or $750).

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.