The Public Interest Fellowship provides second year day and third year evening students a full-time, paid summer experience with Maryland Legal Aid designed to lead to an offer of post-graduate employment. The program gives students a $4000 stipend for the summer and a forgivable loan for their full final year tuition and fees. In exchange, the students commit to working for Maryland Legal Aid (or other 501(c)(3) organization) upon graduation for a minimum of three years.
The Venable/House of Ruth Fellowship program provides funding for a graduate of the University of Baltimore’s Family Law Clinic to work as a staff attorney for House of Ruth for one year at a salary of $44,250, plus benefits. Venable/House of Ruth fellows will be employed by the House of Ruth but will be invited to participate in trainings and social events hosted by Venable.
Any student currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in the Family Law Clinic or recent graduate (a lawyer who has graduated within the past three years and has passed the Bar exam) is eligible to apply.