Six Harvard Law students and recent graduates have been chosen to receive 2007 Skadden Fellowships to support work in public service.
For the fifth year in a row, HLS students and alumni won more Skadden fellowships than affiliates of any other law school. Each year, the program provides funding to 30 law students and new lawyers from law schools across the country.
Dean Elena Kagan '86, a former White House lawyer and policy adviser, has urged all HLS students to make public service a vital part of their lives and careers. Students work closely with the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising to apply for, and win, the prestigious fellowships.
The following six HLS students and recent grads will begin their public interest work next fall:
The Skadden fellowship provides a $46,000 salary, plus benefits, for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year. Described as "a legal Peace Corps" by the Los Angeles Times, the fellowship program was established by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1988.
For the past 18 years, Skadden has funded the work of more than 500 fellows, 96 of whom are HLS graduates. The law school with the next highest number of Skadden Fellows is New York University, with 62 graduates.