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The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) released a report, Discharge, Deportation, and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation, documenting an alarming number of cases in which U.S. hospitals have forcibly repatriated vulnerable undocumented patients, who are ineligible for public insurance as a result of their immigration status, in an effort to cut costs.


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The CSJ Scholars Application Process

The Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice (CSJ) will name as CSJ Scholars two outstanding students from the first-year class who demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and who are planning public interest careers. This opportunity is open to all students in their first year of law school, including day/evening part-time or full-time students. The Scholars, who will serve until graduation, will be offered a range of public interest opportunities and benefits. These include:

  1. assistance in locating summer internships at prestigious public interest organizations, with a stipend funded through a Public Interest Legal Fellowship;
  2. the opportunity to work as a research assistant or engage in pro bono work during the second year for a professor whose scholarship focuses on a public interest topic of interest to the scholar;
  3. enrollment in clinics for a full year during the final year of law school; and,
  4. participation in educational and networking events for CSJ Scholars.

Interested applicants must submit electronically: (1) a resume; (2) an unofficial transcript; (3) one legal writing sample; (4) one letter of recommendation; (5) one additional reference; and, (6) a cover letter articulating the student’s commitment to public interest law and interest in serving as a CSJ Scholar.

Application materials must be received no later than Friday, May 15, 2015 by 11:59 pm. Be sure to include "(Your Name) CSJ Scholar Applicant" in your subject line and email your applications to Maria Montaner (, CSJ Intake Specialist/Legal Secretary.