2019 Carl L. McConnell Summer Fellowship

2020-2022 Post Grad Fellowship Sponsorship

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County • Redwood City, CA

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County invites proposals from candidates seeking sponsorship for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or law school-sponsored public interest fellowships.

Fellowship: Legal Aid invites law students and recent law school graduates to propose innovative and impactful two-year fellowship projects for the two-year period beginning in September 2020. Projects should focus on one of Legal Aid’s existing program areas: health, housing, public benefits, domestic violence, immigration, or education. Fellows will be expected to develop substantive area expertise, provide direct services to clients, complete community outreach and education, and when applicable contribute to policy and systems change that impacts low-income residents. Legal Aid is happy to work with applicants to help design projects that serve the needs of the community and align with Legal Aid’s mission and program areas.

Legal Aid is particularly interested in working with applicants to develop projects in the following areas: 

  • Education – Early intervention/education access for children

  • Housing

    • Advance policy recommendations to address housing segregation and discrimination based on the findings of San Mateo County’s Assessment of Fair Housing and CASA recommendations

  • Public Benefits

    • Develop a Social Security clinic to increase services for older adults, people with disabilities, and immigrants

    • Advocate for systemic changes that address existing and emerging legal issues

    • Create meaningful self-help materials

Application Procedures: Email a cover letter summarizing your proposed project or the area in which you’d like to develop a project, your resume, and a list of three references to: fellowships@legalaidsmc.org.