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Legal Aid Center's Diversity and Justice Fellowship

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada announces the creation of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Diversity and Justice Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage law students who are minorities and/or from diverse backgrounds and who plan to practice in Nevada, to explore careers in public interest law. Experienced attorneys who also come from diverse backgrounds will mentor the Summer Fellow in providing access to justice to low-income and vulnerable individuals in our community. 

Legal Aid Center will award the Diversity and Justice Fellowship to a current law student. The fellow will gain practical legal skills from researching, drafting documents, communicating with clients, and working with a small number of attorneys in one of our Project areas (Family Justice Project, Children’s Attorneys Project, or Consumer Rights Project) throughout the summer. 

The 2022 Diversity and Justice Fellow has been selected. Congratuations, Danielle Oberlander!

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William S. Boyd School of Law, Class of 2024

Danielle Oberlander is a rising 2L at the UNLV Boyd School of Law and is very excited to join the Legal Aid Center team as our inaugural Diversity and Justice Fellow. Danielle will be working alongside the amazing team in the Children’s Attorneys Project this summer.

Danielle was born and raised here in Las Vegas. She graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 2017 and then moved to Iowa to obtain her undergraduate degree at Grinnell College. She majored in political science with a concentration in American studies and was extremely involved in the athletic department. Danielle worked with various teams to facilitate anti-bias training and expand access to mental health resources.

Danielle's always aspired to be a lawyer, with an ultimate career goal to be an advocate for people from historically marginalized backgrounds. She wants to use the opportunities she's been given to help people develop and communicate their autonomy. 

The application period for the 2022 Diversity and Justice Fellowship is now CLOSED.

  • Application period: Will reopen in 2023
  • The fellowship stipend is $12,000 and is paid in installments on the 1st and 15th of the month during the summer portion of the fellowship 

Application requirements are listed below. Preference will be given to a law student who wants to work in a public interest law firm and help build trust and confidence in the justice system. 

The fellowship begins on May 16, 2022. 

Application requirements:  

If you have questions, you may email or call Venicia Considine, Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 702-386-1442.

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight PST on February 25, 2022.