We need your help to support the next generation of people's lawyers!
For four decades the NLG has been funding the summer work of law students and legal workers seeking to build their progressive lawyering skills. The Haywood Burns Fellowships for Social and Economic Justice provide an alternative vision of what lawyers can do: a vision that too few law students are exposed to during their three years in the classroom.
The 2016 Fellowship program will provide financial support and mentorship to 6 law students and legal workers through self-designed summer projects with organizations of their choice. Each fellow receives a $2,000 stipend to help offset expenses while they work with public interest organizations engaging in essential legal services in underserved communities. This initial exposure to movement lawyering with the guidance of like-minded mentors offers a unique experience to those pursuing a legal career dedicated to social justice.
Please join us in remembering Haywood’s legacy by helping us raise the $12,000 needed to support our 2016 fellows!
Only donations of $100 or more can be processed by the National Lawyers Guild Foundation. For gifts of less than $100, please donate to the National Lawyers Guild by clicking on this link. Contributions made to the National Lawyers Guild, which is an advocacy organization, are not tax-deductible. All contributions to the National Lawyers Guild Foundation, a separately incorporated charitable organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts to the Foundation support the charitable and educational efforts of the National Lawyers Guild.