Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity Fellowship and Summer Associate Programs

The Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity is a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of educational equity and opportunity, particularly for disadvantaged United States’ public school children through legal means. The IFEEO is especially interested in fair and equitable public school finance laws.

Towards this interest, the IFEEO created the IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program and will provide funding for a 2009 law school graduate to work with attorneys or public interest organizations in the areas of school finance and educational equity. The one-year Fellowship ward will be in the amount of $60,000 for salary with additional fund for benefits..

In addition, the IFEEO established a Summer Associate Award in the amount of $1000 per week for 12 weeks. A second year law student will develop and submit a proposal for a full-time 12 week internship with a public interest organization or an attorney that is involved in litigation to enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, particularly through legal means such as school finance/equity litigation.

To apply for either the Fellowship or Summer Associate Award, please submit a completed application to the address listed on the application form. Completed applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2009. Finalists for each will be notified mid-February, 2009. Interviews will be scheduled mid-February. Final selection will be by February 27, 2009.