The Graduate Research Fellowship for Employment Law/Human Resources, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Focused

Promoting inclusion, diversity and equity in the legal workplace is vital to our profession.  As a result, this graduate level research fellowship is being offered to the graduates of the Class of 2020.  This fellowship  is designed to provide a successful applicant who has a demonstrated  interest in pursuing a legal career in government or private practice representing employers engaged in inclusion, diversity and equity, labor and employment matters, and human resources generally an opportunity to transition to the practice of law in real time.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a 2020 graduate of the law school.
  • Applicants who have taken any courses in Employment, Employment Discrimination Labor, or Diversity are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants who are members of a group or population that has historically been under- represented in the legal profession or have other unique attributes that would contribute to the diversity of the legal profession are encouraged to apply.  These include, but are not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with other diverse backgrounds.

Required Documents for Application

  • Statement of interest
  • Current resume and bio
  • Official or unofficial law school transcript
  • Optional-Letter of recommendation from a former employer or professor 

Statement of Interest: Please submit a one- to three-page statement of interest addressing the following topics.

  • Your interest in this Fellowship Program
  • Your interest in representing employers in labor and employment law matters and promoting inclusion, diversity and equity in the legal profession
  • Your anticipated career plans for the first 2 years following law school graduation
  • Your personal, academic and professional achievements that will serve as a foundation for you success in this Fellowship Program.

Program Selection Criteria

  • A demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in with government or in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters broadly defined
  • A commitment to promoting  inclusion, diversity and equity in the legal profession
  • Relevant experience, community service, and leadership

Fellowship Award The successful applicant will participate in this fellowship program (dates vary) with a total stipend of $6.000.00 paid in installments of $1000.00 per month. 

Application Deadline

All required supporting documentation should be received by June 1, 2020.  Please forward all documentations directly to Assistant Dean Gough by email at jgough@luc.edu

The letter of recommendation may be sent directly to Assistant Dean Gough. Please note that applications will be reviewed and applicants will be interviewed remotely.