INDIAN LAW RESOURCE CENTER
CENTRO DE RECURSOS JURIDICOS PARA LOS PUEBLOS INDIGENAS
Lewis and Sidley Fellowships 2015
Applications for the Summer 2015 Lewis and Sidley Fellowships are being accepted. The application deadline for Summer 2015 is December 19, 2014.
The Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to providing legal advice, assistance, and representation to Indian tribes and indigenous communities throughout the Americas. We are also committed to developing new attorneys in the fields of Indian law and international human rights law.
To this end, we offer several fellowship and clerkship opportunities in both our Helena, Montana and Washington, D.C. offices. These fellowship and clerkship opportunities require a minimum eight week commitment and entail legal research and writing on major Indian rights issues related to current projects of the Indian Law Resource Center. The Lewis and Sidley Fellowships both offer a stipend of $3,000 for the term of the Fellowship. Applicants are welcome to supplement this stipend with additional financial support through their law school’s public interest programs or through other public interest scholarships.
The John D. B. Lewis Fellowship is a competitive Fellowship awarded each year to a law student who shows particular promise for a career in international indigenous human rights issues.
The Terrance A. Sidley Fellowship is a competitive Fellowship awarded each year to a law student who shows particular promise for a career in federal Indian law and international indigenous human rights issues.
A limited number of unpaid, competitive legal clerkships are also available. Applicants for these clerkships are encouraged to seek their own financial support through their law school’s public interest programs or through other public interest scholarships.
To apply for a fellowship or clerkship, please email the following application materials to Marilyn Richardson at email@example.com:
Cover letter specifying the office in which you would prefer to work and whether you wish to be considered for the Lewis or Sidley Fellowships, or an unpaid clerkship position;
Law school transcript;
Legal writing sample; and
Two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a current or former employer and one from a law school professor).
Please combine the application materials into one PDF attachment or note why you are unable to do so. We accept clerkship applications on a rolling basis, but to be considered for the Lewis or Sidley Fellowship your application must be received by December 19, 2014. Decisions regarding the Lewis and Sidley Fellowships will be made by January 14, 2015.