Clinics Scholars Program   


Center for Social Justice (CSJ) | 973-642-8700 | 833 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ 07102


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The CSJ Scholars Application Process

The Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice (CSJ) will name as CSJ Scholars one or more 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 who are now completing their first year of law school, including part-time or full-time students. The Scholars, who will serve until graduation from Seton Hall Law School, will be offered a range of public interest opportunities and benefits, including:

  1. assistance in locating summer internships at prestigious public interest organizations, with funding from the Public Interest Legal Fellowship program;
  2. the opportunity to work as a research assistant or engage in pro bono work during their second of law school for a CSJ professor whose scholarship or casework focuses on a public interest topic which is of interest to the scholar;
  3. enrollment in clinics for a full year during their 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 that articulates 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, June 17, 2016 by NOON (12:00 p.m.).  Be sure to include "(Your Name) CSJ Scholar Applicant" in your subject line and email your application materials to Maria Montaner (, CSJ Intake Specialist/Legal Secretary.