Friday, December 09, 2005

Pro Bono fellowships awarded

This is very, very cool. Skadden Arps is not only one of the best law firms anywhere, it is one of the most generous when it comes to meaningful contributions to pro bono service.
Law Students Snag Fellowships Published On Friday, December 09, 2005 5:14 AM By LULU ZHOU Crimson Staff Writer Last Friday was a dream come true for nine Harvard Law School (HLS) students who learned that they had received the Skadden Fellowship—a grant that supports legal projects aimed at helping disadvantaged people—making them the largest group of fellows HLS has seen. “This fellowship is great because it basically allows you to design your own dream job and somebody gives you the funding to do it,” said Nisha S. Agarwal ’00, a third-year HLS student and newly named fellow. Awarded to 27 recipients this year, the two-year Skadden Fellowship is granted by the law firm Skadden, Arps. Applicants, who must be recent law school graduates or judicial clerks, are asked to design public interests projects, and the fellowship funds the winning selections. Almost two decades old, the Skadden Fellowship Program seeks to provide civil legal services to disadvantaged people, said Susan B. Plum, the program’s founding director.
The rest of the story is here, and it is definitely worth your consideration. If all big law firms took pro bono services as seriously as Skadden Arps, think what a difference that would make.


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