San Francisco La Raza Lawyers

Public Interest Fellowship

Public Interest Fellowship Application

Application Information


The SFLRLA Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students with significant financial need who are working with Bay Area community-based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino community. Fellowships will be awarded in areas where there is a substantial Latino population in need of legal services. Priority will be given to fellowship applicants whose projects meet at least one of the following objectives: 

  1. Projects to develop or expand legal services in the areas of housing, education, employment, discrimination, immigration and naturalization. 
  2. Projects that develop materials and training to educate the Latino community about its legal rights and to facilitate its access to the justice system and the courts. 
  3. Projects that provide training, referral, recruitment and mentoring to law students. 

Other creative projects consistent with although not specifically identified within these guidelines will be considered. 



Up to 5 fellowships of no more than $5,000 each will be awarded to fund 2018 summer employment. Fellowship amounts will vary depending on the grant funding available and the applicant’s financial need. 


Application Process and Schedule

Law students should submit the enclosed application and required supporting materials.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they have secured a summer internship.

All applications and supporting materials must be sent via e-mail as a single .pdf document to:  Ray Manzo at AND Maria Lopez at  

Applications are due via e-mail by March 23, 2018. Interviews will be conducted during the weeks of March 26 and April 2.  Awardees will be recognized at the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association’s Annual Noche de Gala in San Francisco on April 19, 2018.



Please contact Ray Manzo at and Maria Lopez at