APALSA 1L Public Interest Fellowship

Apply for APALSA’s 1L Public Interest Fellowship!

Thank you for your interest in the APALSA 1L Public Interest Fellowship. The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (“APALSA”), through the Fellowship, provides grants to University of Michigan Law School students who are in their first-year of law school, are dues-paying members of APALSA, and work in unpaid or low-paid summer jobs benefiting the public interest and the Asian Pacific American community.

You must be a dues-paying APALSA member for the 2015-2016 academic year to apply. But it’s never too late to become a member and we encourage all eligible persons to apply. To be eligible for the Fellowship, the applicant must:

  • Be a current first-year law student of the University of Michigan Law School;
  • Has paid dues for the 2015-2016 academic year to APALSA; and
  • Work in a public interest job in a legal capacity during the summer of 2016 (this includes judicial internships).

Please contact Evan Lum at evlum@umich.edu to pay your $20 dues and receive all the benefits of being an APALSA member, including the chance to apply for this fellowship. For more information on the eligibility requirements, please see the application attached below.

Click HERE to download the application.


All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 to Ji-won Lim at jiwonlim@umich.edu.

The award(s) will be presented at the 11th Annual Origins Banquet on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Applicants must be present at the banquet to receive the award, unless attendance is specifically waived by APALSA Executive Board on the basis of compelling extenuating circumstances.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rasmeet Singh at rasmeets@umich.edu or Erica Lee at ericajl@umich.edu.

Thank you!