The Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship at Chicago-Kent seeks to promote the public interest and social justice values that characterized Justice John Paul Stevens’s work throughout his long career. The Stevens Fellowship at Chicago-Kent was established in 2011 and is awarded to two outstanding law students who have obtained unpaid summer positions at public interest organizations. Stevens Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service and their potential for excellence throughout their legal careers. Stevens Fellows at Chicago-Kent are part of a large network of Stevens Fellows throughout the country. A complete listing can be found at

Every spring semester the Stevens Fellowship application for the upcoming summer is posted online at Symplicity in the Career Services Office. The fellowships are intended to provide living expenses for two Chicago-Kent students who have obtained full-time, non-paying public interest internships for at least eight weeks during the summer. Interested students should submit their completed application to Professor Nancy Marder ( by the deadline indicated for that year. Stevens Fellows from Chicago-Kent have worked at public interest organizations in Chicago as well as in cities throughout the country.