For more information about this fellowship, please contact Nicole Simmons, Director of Public Service Programs in the CSO, at nsimmons@law.utexas.edu.

Fried Frank has created unique programs that effectively bridge the worlds of private law firm litigation and public service law by joining with two of the country’s leading civil rights advocacy organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

The LDF and MALDEF fellowships each give an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend two years as a Fried Frank litigator and then two years as a staff attorney with LDF or MALDEF. At the end of their four-year commitment, successful Fellows are encouraged to interview to return to Fried Frank and, in some cases, they may continue on the staff of their civil rights organization. We are proud that a number of our former Fellows hold high-level positions on the staffs of both LDF and MALDEF.

The ideal candidate for a Fried Frank Fellowship is a third-year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship. Candidates for the MALDEF and LDF fellowships should have a genuine interest in both corporate and civil rights litigation. For the MALDEF Fellowship, Spanish language skills are highly desirable.

The application deadline is November 1, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. (Central). Details on the application and selection process can be found on the Fried Frank Fellowship page.