Will add more in my downtime/feel free to contribute in comments and I'll expand accordingly.
- Yale: "The Law School has guaranteed that a SPIF fellowship will be at least $7,500 (pro-rated at $625 per week for up to 12 weeks). Students may also receive outside funding from grants, stipends from their public interest employer, additional jobs, etc., and SPIF grants will be adjusted so that the total earnings for the summer does not exceed the $7,500 maximum." Government and non-profit summer jobs are eligible, judicial clerkships are not.
https://law.yale.edu/admissions/cost-fi ... r-aid-spif
- Stanford: 1L summer and JSD students typically receive up to $5,800; 2L students doing a second summer in public interest law receive up to $7,500. Joint-degree and JSD students may participate for a maximum of three summers. Government and non-profit summer jobs are eligible, judicial clerkships are not.
https://law.stanford.edu/levin-center/s ... ellowships
- Harvard (thanks, Cannonballer!): For 280 hours of work over a minimum of 8 weeks over 1L summer (and 2Ls/SJDs if they don't do more hours as detailed below): $5,200 for students on financial aid* and $3,600 for students not on financial aid. This is given in the form of a grant, no repayment necessary.
* “on financial aid” is defined as being eligible for and receiving at least $20,500 in the form of a Direct Unsubsidized need-based loan certified by the Student Financial Services office, or the equivalent.
For 2L summer and SJD awards: 315-349 hours = $5,850 on financial aid; $4,050 not on financial aid. 350+ hours = $6,500 on financial aid, $4,500 not on financial aid.
https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/sfs/spif/s ... f-funding/
Funding Cap (for cases where you have supplemental funding):The 2018 funding cap for 1Ls is $7,500 and the funding cap for 2Ls and SJDs is $9,000.
https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/sfs/spif/s ... ding-caps/
- Chicago (thanks, archipm!): Guarantees $5k for up to two summers if you do at least 8 weeks in public interest or government (including judicial internships).
- Columbia: $4,500 (for eight 40 hour weeks of work) for 1L summer. $6,000 (for ten 40 hour weeks of work) for 2L summer. Student input: "It's not in any of the online information, but they now allow students to receive the summer funding even if your PI internship pays (so you get both)."
- NYU: $4,500 for 1L summer. $6,500 for 2L summer. Students are allowed to keep a maximum combined total (PILC funding plus outside funding) of $6,000 for 1Ls and $15,000 for 2Ls.
This is a work study situation where it’s given freely with no repayment strings. BUT the stipend amount may be deducted from your subsequent school year loan eligibility if you don’t fill out cost of living adjustments.
http://www.law.nyu.edu/publicinterestla ... er-funding
- University of Michigan (thanks, oldbay+boh and chandhi!): Gives summer funding in the form of an interest-free loan.
1L: Guaranteed forgivable loan of $4,000 for everyone, regardless of the work you do or how much you make. The loan will be forgiven for any student whose earnings during both law school summers total less than $18,000. Students who earn $20,000 or more must fully repay the loan, while those earning $18,000-$20,000 will repay on a sliding scale. There are also competitive $6,000 public interest grants you can apply for, and a few other assorted fellowships.
2L: $5,000 for public service positions. Also, more assorted fellowships.
Info about the 1L forgivable loan: https://www.law.umich.edu/newsandinfo/f ... 40915.aspx
Assorted fellowships: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/fello ... nding.aspx
- UVA (thanks, LaLaLaw!): "Administered by the Public Service Center and the Public Interest Law Association, this program provides grants to law students who accept low-paying or unpaid public service summer internships in the pre-tax amount of $3,750 to 1Ls and $6,500 to 2Ls. Funding comes from student fundraising efforts, faculty, alumni and community donors. In 2018, PILA distributed more than $572,828 to 143 grantees."
https://www.law.virginia.edu/public-ser ... ic-service
- Duke: Public funding available, judicial internships are only eligible for 2L summer.
- Cornell: Grants of $5,000 for both 1L/2L summers.
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/public ... ornell.cfm
- Northwestern (thanks, Mr Fish-N-Chips and guy!): $8,000 summer funding for full-time public interest (nonprofit or government) legal work in the US. This is a grant guaranteed if a student works 20 hours of public service and have a a PI/government job (no repayment necessary). Also some named fellowships and an international PI summer funding program which is $9,500 (available to six students per year). Judicial externships are not eligible.
Student input (thanks, Sinoper!): "Another key part of Northwestern PI summer funding is that it has an organization called Student Funded Public Interest Fellowships (SFPIF). It's separate from the named PI fellowships, and it holds events throughout the year (an auction, book sales, bar review sponsorship, etc.) to raise money for public interest fellowships. If a student volunteers for 20 hours in this program (they can also count these 20 hours towards the 20 hours required for the school's $8,000 grant), then the student gets a cut of the SFPIF pool. I'm not sure what it was this year, because I was too lazy to do hours through the organization, but I think students got around ~$1,500 for completing their hours last year. So, theoretically you could do 20hrs through this group and get $8,000 from the school + ~$1,500 from SFPIF = $9,500 in summer PI grants without applying for a named one. If you got a named fellowship, you could also combine the SPFIF funds and have ~$11,000 for your international Pi summer."
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/law-sch ... r-support/
- Georgetown (thanks, ball is life!): There are two Summer Funding programs: Public Service Summer Grants of $3,250 and Dean’s Public Service Summer Fellowships of $5,500 (only for upper-class students). In addition, EJF Summer Augmenting Awards of $500 can be used to supplement either the Grant or Fellowship.
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/your-lif ... t-funding/