Social Justice Initiatives (SJI) oversees the two largest summer funding programs for law students pursuing public interest and public service work in the nation:
- Guaranteed Summer Funding Program (GSF) (available to all J.D. students)
- Human Rights Internship Program (HRIP) (by registration)
- Supplemental Summer Funding
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.