Each year CCF selects several students to serve as Fellows in the Center. Through coursework, clinical experiences, externships, colloquia, and other special programs, Fellows gain a deep understanding of the legal issues that affect children. CCF offers each Fellow a generous and renewable partial fellowship that offsets tuition for the J.D. program. Fellows must remain in good standing, must meet the requirements for a Certificate in Child and Family Law, and must attend all colloquia and distinguished speaker events, as well as participate in at least one CCF-sponsored community service event each semester. A select few incoming 1L students are selected for the Fellowship, but most Fellows are chosen as upper-division students. Incoming 1L students are chosen on the basis of academic achievement and dedication to and/or experience in child or family-related law. Law school performance is an added criteria for selection of upper-division Fellows.
To apply for a Fellowship with the Center for Children and Families, please fill out the Supplemental Fellowship Application and submit it to the Office of Admissions.