Roscoe Pound Summer Fellowship

The Pound Institute offers a Roscoe Pound Summer Fellowship for eligible law students. The Fellowship is a paid 8-week internship in Washington, D.C. where a student will conduct research on topics relating to the civil justice  system, will have practical experience in plaintiffs’ law, and will travel to the annual convention of the American Association for Justice in  Boston (July 21-25, 2017). The Pound Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend and is open to law school students of any level.






Roscoe Pound, by Trevor Goring

The Fellowship seeks to honor the work of Roscoe Pound, Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936 and one of America’s great legal  thinkers, by providing an opportunity for law students to experience first-hand the important work of plaintiffs’ law, and the importance of an accessible civil justice system.

How to Apply

Complete applications must include:

Application Form
⬜ Personal Statement
⬜ Resume
⬜ Two Recommendation Letters
⬜ Unofficial transcript

Applications must be received by 5 pm EST on Friday, April 7th, 2017. Submit applications (electronically or hard copy) to:

Mary Collishaw, Executive Director
Pound Civil Justice Institute
777 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001
202-944-2841; fax: 202-298-6390

To download a PDF of the application form CLICK HERE

Decision will be announced by April 28, 2017.