Program in Law and Public Service
Applicants should submit a resume, undergraduate transcript, at least one letter of recommendation, and a personal statement, not to exceed 500 words, describing their commitment to public service and their future plans. The letter(s) of recommendation can be one(s) used for your law school application, but a letter that speaks specifically to your dedication to public service will be especially welcome and valuable. Hard copies of the letters must be submitted along with the application; they can be in a separately sealed envelope to preserve confidentiality if so desired. Second-year law students should also submit their law school transcripts; unofficial copies of transcripts, whether undergraduate or law school, are fine.
Selections will be based on past achievement, dedication to public service, and promise of future success. This program is designed for students who already know that they want to pursue public service as a career, and selections will be made accordingly. Applicants will be notified by the first week of January. Applicants should sign up for spring courses in the normal process; those selected will automatically be added to the “Law and Public Service Course” and, if necessary, will be permitted to drop one of the spring courses they had already selected.