Public Law & Policy: Fellowships

The Public Law & Policy Program has two fellowship programs:

  • PLP Fellowship Program: every year about 6 law students are selected for PLP Fellowships on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated interest in pubic policy.  Incoming 1Ls may apply for a 1L Public Law and Policy Fellowship during the admission cycle. A gift from former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Ken O'Connell funds several Public Law & Policy Fellowships each year for 2Ls & 3Ls.  Applications for fellowships during the 2L or 3L year are usually due in early April.  Fellows have the opportunity to work on self-selected policy topics, as well as help plan speaker events and network with attorneys and policy makers. Fellows receive $4,250 toward law school tuition.  
  • Hans Linde Fellowship Program:  this fellowship is named each year in the fall. The Hans Linde Fellow for 2016-7 was Giselle Schmitz. This fellowship honors former Oregon Supreme Court Justice and UO Law professor Hans Linde and supports student research about issues that extend beyond regional, national and state boundaries. In addition to writing a scholarly paper, the Hans Linde Fellow will give an informal seminar or participate in at least one appropriate event related to the fellow's research during the fellowship year. This fellowship carries a $4,000 award. Applications for 2017-18 are due on Monday, September 18, 2017, at noon.

Contact Jennifer Geller, Public Law and Policy Program Managing Director, for more information.