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Inclusive Excellence Fellowships & Clerkships

The Law Inclusive Excellence Fellowship Program is designed to provide an exemplary 3L student the opportunity to serve as a leader for inclusive excellence initiatives in the Law School.

Consistent with the Law School’s Mission, Vision, and Values, the Inclusive Excellence Fellow will work with faculty, staff, and students to advance Inclusive Excellence initiatives that enhance the richness of our learning community and help to develop action points and benchmarks for fostering positive change. 

About the Fellowship

Fellowship Specifics

Under the guidance of the Director of Inclusive Excellence, and in collaboration with the Faculty & Staff Inclusive Excellence Committee and the Community and Engagement Task Force, the Inclusive Excellence Fellow’s duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing programs that support students' well-being in the context of DEI;
  • Helping to coordinate student affinity discussion groups and informal Inclusive Excellence learning opportunities;
  • Assisting with the coordination of the Bridge to Law Pipeline programs; and
  • Assisting with Inclusive Excellence communications.

In consultation with the Director of Inclusive Excellence, the Fellow will identify a signature Inclusive Excellence project for the year, to be completed before the end of the spring semester of the Fellow's 3L year.

Time Commitment This fellowship is a hybrid position that will require both in-person and remote work. The Inclusive Excellence will work an average of 5 hours per week and meet bi-weekly with the Director for Inclusive Excellence. 
Compensation The Inclusive Excellence Fellow will receive a stipend of $1,000 per semester.
Eligibility Applicants must be rising 3L students in the School of Law who will be enrolled in full-time coursework at the School of Law for their entire 3L year. Applicants working in other paid student employment positions may not exceed the maximum number of allowed student employment hours (20 hours) per week.

Application Process

The deadline for application submissions is April 1, 2024.

*Note: The statement, resume, and letter of reference are submitted online with the application. Please be sure to have them prepared when you begin the application.

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit a personal statement.
    • This statement must express:
      • Your interest in the Inclusive Excellence Fellowship;
      • How your identity, experience, and/or passion equip you to serve as a Diversity Fellow; and
      • How the Fellowship will contribute to your professional and career goals.
  3. Submit a current resume.
  4. Submit a letter of reference.

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