Public Interest Summer Funding

UC Davis School of Law Summer Funding 

First and Second year students engaging in public service summer work can be funded through the programs below. Students can apply for each of the following summer funding opportunities by submitting a single application. 

  • Public Service Summer Grant
    • UC Davis School of Law will award a limited amount of funding to currently enrolled first and second year students. 
    • Grants will fund legal work at nonprofit organizations; legal services organizations; district attorneys'/public defenders' offices; and federal, state, and local government (including executive, legislative, and judicial branches)
    • Summer fellowships are awarded until fellowship funds are exhausted and funding in a given year is not guaranteed.
  • The John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships
    • In partnership with the John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Foundation, King Hall will award six (6) John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships to students who demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for excellence throughout their legal careers.
    • To be eligible, summer position must be unpaid
  • The King Hall Legal Foundation (KHLF) Fellowships
    • KHLF is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated and managed by King Hall students. KHLF will award summer public service fellowships to first and second year students who are KHLF members.
    • Fellowships will fund public service legal work that serves underprivileged and underrepresented populations. KHLF does not provide fellowships for judicial or prosecutorial work. 
    • You must be an active member of KHLF and complete your volunteer requirements to be eligible for funding.

Current students can learn more about eligibility requirements, selection process, award calculation, and application information on the intranet.

Applications will be open February 1 - April 1

External Summer Funding Opportunities

There are other sources of funding beyond those offered by King Hall and KHLF. Students should look to bar associations, foundations, affinity groups, etc. Learn more about funding opportunities by checking out our External Summer Public Interest Funding Opportunities page.