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Office of Merit Awards: WCL Drop-in Advising

Interested in applying for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, Boren Fellowship, Bosch Fellowship, or Critical Language Scholarship? Drop-in office hours provide an opportunity for WCL students to explore available scholarships and fellowship programs. Graduate Advising Fellow of the Office of Merit Awards will be in front of the Office of Career & Professional Development to answer questions regarding these scholarship opportunities. All WCL students are encouraged to stop by. Awards are restricted to U.S. citizens.This opportunity will be repeated every first Thursday of the month.

When:  Thursday, October 3rd, 2-3pm

Where: Office of Career & Professional Development


Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellowship

Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellowship (Attention recent grads!)

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) is happy to announce a  newly created Immigrant Women Law and Policy Fellowship beginning September 2013.  This fellowship may be extended for the next two years as well, provided there is funding.

The Application deadline is Monday August 26, 2013.


Post-Graduate Fellowship Information

EJW and Skadden Applications are now LIVE!

At last, the EJW application is available! You can take a look at the EJW application and the Skadden Application by clicking on the links provided below.

EJW Application –

Skadden Application –



JD Distinguished Fellowship Update

Update on the JD Distinguished Fellowship Program – For the class of 2013, the program received 94 applications. The results of the selection process should be finalized, and awardees should be announced, by July 15, 2013.


Fulbright Opportunities

Did you know that several WCL alumni have been awarded Fulbright grants, Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships, and Boren Fellowships? These prestigious postgraduate opportunities offer excellent training and give graduates a competitive edge in the job market. Check out the profiles of some of the WCL awardees here:


If you are interested in pursuing one of these opportunities, please contact the Merit Awards front desk on main campus at (202) 885-1854 for information on how to initiate the application process.

Rising 3Ls, have you thought about applying for a Fulbright Grant?

Fulbright Grants permit students to carry out a project of their design in a host country of their choice. Most candidates apply in their third year of law school and carry out their projects after their graduation. Past successful projects have addressed the privatization of water utilities in Brazil, the causes of excessive juvenile pretrial detention in Mexico, and public interest litigation to advance the right to healthcare in India.

The primary eligibility requirements are U.S. citizenship and good health. Factors in selection include the quality of the research design, the student’s academic and professional qualifications to undertake the proposed research, and sufficient foreign language skills, where needed. Candidates are expected to have a solid combination of course work, research, and practical experience in their issue areas.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact the Merit Awards front desk at (202) 885-1854 for information on how to initiate the application process. Applications for funding for the 2014-15 academic year are due to the Office of Merit Awards in late September. Candidates would be expected to meet a series of preliminary draft deadlines over the course of the summer, beginning in late June.


JD Distinguished Fellowship Program

The 2013 JD Distinguished Fellowship Program will fund legal work performed by 2013 graduates for either external employers or WCL centers and programs. The fellowships will be awarded through an anonymous, selective process. Visit the website to learn more.