Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic is inviting candidates admitted to the BAR at least one U.S. jurisdiction with at least two years of relevant experience to apply for its Fellowship program. Students willing to pursue a career addressing digital age free expression issues, in private practice, government service, or the legal academy should apply for this award.
This fellowship will help out talented students with their further educational expenses and also give them a chance to learn from expert professionals. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) fellowship were started to encourage students to participate in Law courses and achieve success in their lives.
In the Clinic, students are taught to increase transparency between government and citizens, defending the essential work of news gatherers and protecting freedom of speech and expression. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) were founded in 2009. Four Yale Law School students established MFIA.
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Who May Be Eligible?
Here are the required details to apply for the fellowship program:
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent citizens.
- International students cannot apply for this fellowship.
- Candidate should be admitted to the BAR at least one U.S. jurisdiction and have at least two years of relevant experience
- Candidate must have attended Law school before applying for this fellowship.
- Applicants must have previous legal experience and excellent academic performance.
How to Apply
The eligible applicant must submit their application and other document materials to Heather Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications or incomplete document material will not be considered for the fellowship. The late or invalid details won’t be found for the fellowship.
- Applicants must submit their complete application form. The electronic form should be attached to other documents.
- A personal statement of one to five pages should be attached to the application. This statement should include an applicant’s interest in the scholarship, past practice experience, plans, and career goals.
- An updated resume should be attached to the application. The resume should include name, address, contact information, email, etc.
- Candidates must submit the Law School Transcript with the application.
- Candidates must submit their recent legal writing; this writing should be a brief memorandum.
The fellowship is scheduled to begin January 1 and lasts for one year, renewable for a second year. The compensation for the fellowship is $75,000, plus Yale health benefits and access to university facilities. A travel budget is also available for professional and clinical conferences.
Applications are open all year long. Interested applicants must send their requests and given documents as early as possible.