Rhode Island Lawyers for the Public Interest

Postgraduate Fellowships

A commitment to postgraduate legal education makes the Center for Justice unique.

RWULaw Center For Justice Fellowship

The RWULaw Center for Justice Fellowship program employs recent graduates of Roger Williams University School of Law as staff attorneys for a two-year fellowship period.

What

Fellows will work closely with the Center’s Executive Director and other licensed attorneys in all facets of the Center’s programmatic delivery. Fellows are selected based on their interest in social and economic justice, commitment to social change through the tools of the law, and readiness to work in a collaborative and energetic atmosphere. Fellows are a critical element of the core legal work of the Center, engaging in both direct representation and strategic litigation.

Who

The Center defines “recent law school graduate” as someone who has graduated within the last five years. For the next cohort, this includes students from the Roger Williams University School of Law classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017.

How

Interested in becoming a fellow with the Rhode Island Center for Justice? Download the application here!

Other Postgraduate Fellowships

For graduates of other institutions, The Center will consider sponsoring fellowships in a wide range of project areas that complement or expand our work and that respond to unmet needs in the Rhode Island community. Third year law students who are interested in pursuing a national fellowship or a post-graduate law school fellowship with the Center should send a letter of interest and a resume to John Willumsen-Friedman at jwillumsen@centerforjustice.org.