Frederick B. Abramson Public Interest Fellowship

The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation is accepting applications for the Frederick B. Abramson Public Interest Fellowship Award. The fellowship is awarded to one or more students graduating from law school, individuals completing judicial clerkships, or practicing attorneys wishing to work in the non-profit sector. Candidates must agree to work for a 501(c)(3) non-profit or government organization in the District of Columbia for at least 12 months beginning September 2007 and must demonstrate commitment to public interest law and community service. Financial need is a critical factor in awarding fellowships -- the Board of Directors pays special attention to the applicants' salaries, education debt, and other financial responsibilities. Although applicants working at national organizations will be considered, preference will be given to applicants whose work most directly benefits DC residents. The fellowship can be used for repayment of student loans, as a salary supplement, to offset bar exam expenses, or for any other purpose. Minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Award amount: Up to $10,000 Review process: The Foundation Board of Directors will review applications and make determination of award(s) in September 2007. Applicants will be notified of status in writing by the end of September. Fellowships will be presented at a reception in October or November 2007. Application packet: 1. Application form (available at 2. Resume 3. Two letters of recommendation 4. Confirmation of public interest job 5. Statement of financial responsibilities 6. Statement of interest and career paths Deadline: On or before August 13, 2007 Mail, fax or email to: Fellowship Committee The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation c/o Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036 202-828-6490 (fax)

Submitted by Kristin Davis, Public Interest Law Advisor on March 30, 2007

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