The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each of our fellows works to advance women’s rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/.
WLPPFP Fellowship Placements
You will be considered for placements with the following organizations if you apply for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements. These are one year positions.
- National Partnership for Women and Families, Work & Family group;
- National Women’s Law Center, in the Family Economic Security group;
- National Women’s Law Center in the Health & Reproductive Rights group;
- International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS;
Clinical Fellowship Placements include:
- One two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as a Domestic Violence Clinical Teaching Fellow;
- You must have successfully passed a Bar exam by the time you submit your application, with no exceptions. Fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer.
- Domestic Violence Teaching Fellows will receive an LL.M. degree from Georgetown upon completion of their two-year fellowship. For information about the clinic, visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/our-clinics/domestic-violence-clinic/index.cfm.
- One two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as an International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) Clinical Teaching Fellow. This Fellowship is not being offered for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Year. Please check back the website below for information to apply for the 2016-2017 Fellowship Year.
- IWHRC Teaching Fellows are also eligible to receive a LL.M. degree from Georgetown.
- Do not use this Application to apply for the IWHRC Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Apply directly to the IWHRC. For information, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/our-clinics/IWHR/iwhr-fellowships.cfm.
Please submit the following:
- The Application Form.
- The appropriate essay questions, depending on whether you are applying for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements or the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship.
- Current resume, indicating your employment history; your education (including participation in any extracurricular activities, clinics, law journals, moot court competitions, etc.); any published materials or other significant original research papers; any special honors, awards, scholarships, or fellowships; your memberships in organizations or community activities, including any leadership roles.
- Two letters of recommendation, which should include each recommender’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and a brief explanation of each recommender’s knowledge of your academic and/or work performance. Your recommendation letters may be scanned and sent as e-mail attachments, or may be mailed separately.
- Official law school transcript. WLPPFP cannot consider your application until your official (stamped/sealed) law school transcript is received (photocopies are not sufficient). Your official law school transcript (stamped/sealed) must be sent as a hard copy. Applicants for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements should have their transcripts sent to:
Jill Morrison, Executive Director
Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave, NW, Room 5024A
Washington, DC 20001
If you are applying to both the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements and the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship, your transcript will be forwarded to the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Those who are applying for only the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship should have their transcripts sent to:
Professor Deborah Epstein, Director
Domestic Violence Clinic
111 F Street NW, Suite 334
Washington, DC 20001
How to submit your application:
Applicants for the Non-Clinical Fellowship placements should submit their applications, including Essays 1 and 2, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is October 17th. Applicants for the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship should submit their applications, including Essays 1 and 3 to email@example.com. The deadline is November 14th.
If you wish to be considered for both the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements and DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship, submit your application, including only the essays appropriate to each fellowship, to both of the respective email addresses above.
The Fellowship award process will be conducted on an ongoing basis as we match Fellowship candidates with placement organizations. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions to find the answers to your questions. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions on our website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 202-662-9640 with questions about the DV Clinical Teaching position.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we may be unable to notify applicants who are not awarded a Fellowship position. The earliest you will be contacted for an interview is November 15th, so please be patient. Also, please inform us if you’ve taken another position and would like to withdraw. We sincerely appreciate your interest in the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, and thank you for your commitment to women’s rights!