The CSJ Scholars Application Process
The Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice (CSJ) will name as Center for Social Justice 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. One CSJ Scholar will work with the International Human Rights/Rule of Law initiative and the other CSJ Scholar will work with the Urban Revitalization initiative. The Scholars, who will serve until graduation, will be offered a range of public interest opportunities and benefits, including:
- $10,000 tuition scholarship for each of the two remaining years in law school;
- assistance in locating summer internships at prestigious public interest organizations, with a stipend funded through a Public Interest Legal Fellowship;
- the opportunity to work during the student’s second year as an extern with a CSJ faculty member;
- the opportunity to work as a research assistant during the second year for a professor whose scholarship focuses on a public interest topic of interest to the scholar;
- enrollment in a clinic for a full year during the final year of law school; and,
- 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 indicating whether he or she would like to be considered for the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project or the Urban Revitalization Project. Information regarding application submissions will be available in the Fall 2013.