San Francisco La Raza Lawyers

Public Interest Fellowship

Public Interest Fellowship Application

Application Information

Due March 3, 2017

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 2017 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 Part I application digitally using the "Apply Now" link below.
All students also need to complete complete Part II to send via email to Laura and Egdar at the email addresses listed below.
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: Laura Hurtado at and Edgar Quezada at

Applications are due via e-mail by March 3, 2017. Interviews will be conducted during the weeks of March 6 and 13. Awardees will be recognized at the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association’s Annual Noche de Gala in San Francisco on March 30, 2017. 



Please contact Laura Hurtado at or Edgar Quezada at


2017 Public Interest Law Fellowship Application

Part I

The first portion of the application can be filled out electronically. Please use the "Apply Now" link below to complete the application form. Your application will not be considered complete until you also complete Part II below.


Part II

Please complete Part II only after you complete Part I.



Please create a PDF containing the information requested below. To be considered, all materials must be sent to Edgar Quezada at: and Laura at: by March 3, 2017.

  • Resume
  • Project Description or Narrative: Include a project description, written by you, that describes (i) the legal services to be provided, (ii) the anticipated length of your summer employment with the project, (iii) the population to be served, (iv) the project objective, and (v) any circumstances that you believe demonstrate your particular financial need. Please also describe your interest and qualifications for the project. Your statement should not exceed four double-spaced pages. 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Provide a letter of recommendation from the Program Director or Supervising Attorney of your anticipated summer employer. At your option, you may also include additional letters of recommendation. 
  • Statement of Anticipated Expenses and Income: Please provide your best estimate of your anticipated costs for the summer of 2017, broken down in to the following categories:
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
    • Other
    • Sources of funding that you have secured or applied for
  • Please sign and date your application.