Program on Church, State & Society offers $10,000 Summer Fellowships

Author: Denise Wager

The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to three summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2017.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for a Notre Dame law student to get exposure in the area of religious-institutions practice, and explore the many legal career options available that combine church, state, and society,” said Richard W. Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor and director of the program.

Possible placements include: the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a religious-institution placement of an applicant’s choosing (e.g., a religious charity, educational institution, social-welfare agency, health-care provider, etc.) that is consistent with the goals for the fellowships, the General Counsel for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the religious-institutions practices of several private law firms around the country.

Reports from students who worked as Church, State & Society fellows last summer are available here.

The fellowship is primarily intended for first-year students, but second-year students may apply as well. Interested students should submit a cover letter, describing their interest and relevant experience and background, a current resume, and — if applicable — a description of their proposed placements, to Garnett, before February 17.