Summer Funding Programs

Columbia Law School’s robust summer funding program supports students pursuing meaningful public service employment.

Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) oversees the two largest summer funding programs for law students pursuing public interest and public service work  in the nation:

Through these programs, students can freely explore legal practice while aiding a wide range of organizations and government agencies around the world.

SJI offers a limited number of stipends to 2L students with financial difficulties that impede their ability to assume summer positions in public interest/public service organizations. Priority will be given to those students who show a significant financial hardship, demonstrate a substantial commitment to public interest and government work, and are working outside of the NYC metro area.