Beginning this year, the University of Georgia School of Law will award two of its current students Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships of $5,000 each in order to support their summer placements in public interest law. The initiative marks a new partnership between Georgia Law and the John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation, which was established by former law clerks of Stevens, who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. His 2013 speech to the Georgia Law community, entitled “Originalism and History,” is web-archived here, and available in the Georgia Law Review here.
Among the Justice’s former clerks are a Georgia Law alumna, Merritt E. McAllister, now a partner at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta, and two Georgia Law faculty members, Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, and Professor Sonja R. West.
The award of a Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship recognizes a Georgia Law student’s commitment to public service and potential for excellence throughout his or her legal career. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2016; interested Georgia Law students should contact Kathleen A. Doty, doty[at]uga[dot]edu, Associate Director of Global Practice Preparation at the Dean Rusk International Law Center.