Since its inception in 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.
The Fellowship was established by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio and to continue his pursuit for equality and peace.
The Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for any law school student who is driven to raise awareness and fight for underserved immigrants, particularly at a time of uncertainty in the immigration advocacy field. The need for committed, energetic, activist lawyers is now greater than ever.
The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.
The deadline for the 2018 Fellowship is Tuesday, February 28, 2018.
To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org. If you have specific questions about the fellowship program, please contact Peter Schey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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