ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s College of Law has partnered with the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation to offer a prestigious public policy fellowship to law students with an interest in public service.
The College of Law joins the University of Cincinnati College of Law as the latest additions to the fellowship program, which includes 18 U.S. law schools and the Collège d΄Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Each year, the foundation awards fellowships to exceptional first- and second-year law students who “demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy.” These students commit their summers to advancing public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies and domestic or international organizations.
“We are grateful to the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation for creating additional opportunities to support our students who seek to engage in public interest work during law school,” said Leslie Wolf, interim dean at the College of Law. “Our students have a strong commitment to public service, and this fellowship enables them to pursue their passions with financial support.”
The fellowship is a boon to the College of Law, which was recently featured as one of the Princeton Review’s top law schools in the country. PreLaw magazine also listed Georgia State Law as one of the best public interest law schools in the nation.
“With renowned public interest programs and existing ties with our firm community, we are proud to welcome Georgia State Law and Cincinnati Law to our program,” said John Oberdorfer, foundation president.
The first Fellows from Georgia State will start the program this year. Further information on the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is available here.