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Legal Aid Center's Diversity and Justice Fellowship

The goal of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Diversity and Justice 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 application period for summer 2024 opens January 22, 2024.

Fellowship Details  

  • Application period: January 22 - February 23, 2024
  • Fellowship duration: 12 weeks
  • The fellow will receive a $12,000 stipend for the summer

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 fellow will begin in May 2024. The fellowship stipend is $12,000 and is paid in installments on the 1st and 15th of the month.

Application Requirements  

  • A cover letter explaining why you are applying for this experience;
  • A legal writing sample, limited to 10 pages; 
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law school faculty member (letters can be sent confidentially by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.);
  • A resume (please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations, along with non-legal employment experience); and
  • Your law school transcript.

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 23, 2024. 

Additional Information   

If you have questions, you may reach out to Christine Smith, Director of Community Initiatives and Outreach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 702-386-1424. 

Diversity and Justice Fellows 

josh lozano2Josh Lozano

danielle oberlander2Danielle Oberlander