Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands frequently sponsors candidates for public interest fellowships, including Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships. LAS will also consider sponsoring candidates for other fellowships for which they may be eligible.

LAS will consider prospective fellowship candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest legal work and who are dedicated to working with low income and vulnerable individuals and families to obtain the basic necessities of life.

How to Apply:

Prospective fellowship candidates should e-mail the following to fellowships@las.org at least six months before the fellowship application deadline:

• Resume
• Cover letter including a brief outline of the fellowship project proposal
• Writing sample
• Law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

If accepted, LAS will work with the fellowship candidate to develop a full proposal that is compatible with our mission, service priorities, and other agency guidelines.

LAS also frequently hosts new attorneys who receive stipends or bridge loans from their law schools. For more information on those opportunities, please see Volunteer Opportunities.