NLG 2021 Haywood Burns Fellowships

The application for the NLG’s Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice for Summer 2021 is now available! The Burns Fellowship is open to students and legal workers working on projects that find creative ways to use the law to advance justice. You can donate to support the next generation of people’s lawyers here!

The application for the fellowship can be downloaded here:

2021 Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship Application 

Check out the Fellowship Page for information on previous Fellows and their projects. Please also take a look at the history of the Fellowships and the bio of Haywood Burns, which all applicants (and really everyone) should read. Fellowships may be completed with any existing organization whose mission addresses the needs of underserved individuals and groups. We encourage applicants to identify grassroots and non-traditional work opportunities for which there is a serious current societal need. This could be a small non-profit, a short-staffed community law firm, or an organizing campaign that needs legal assistance. In 2021, we expect to award $3,000 for ten weeks of full-time work and will be considering both in person and remote internships.

Students and legal workers actively involved in NLG activities are given preference for the Fellowships, so please apply! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email NLG Director of Education and Research Traci Yoder at

Completed applications are due by January 4, 2021. Applicants will be notified by the end of January 2021. 

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