Thank you for applying for the 2022 Florentino Garza Summer Fellowship!
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino will be offering the Florentino Garza summer fellowship for the first time. We are excited to offer a new opportunity for law students who are interested in public interest law. The Florentino Garza Fellowship is named in honor of Attorney Florentino Garza who went above and beyond to provide justice, mentorship, and hope for those who are less fortunate. It is awarded to students who want to pursue a career in public interest law. The Florentino Garza fellowship gives law students the opportunity to explore a career in legal services.
Please complete and submit the application by April 15, 2022
The Florentino Garza Fellowship can be combined with other funding, but depending on the selection committee’s discretion, this might change the maximum award amount offered. Do you agree to give us immediate notice if you are awarded another fellowship/summer funding?
I hereby certify that my statements on this form and in the attached materials are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I have read the Fellowship Description and agree to satisfy all responsibilities and conditions of the Fellowship, including, but not limited to
· I acknowledge and understand that receipt of any additional summer funding might result in a reduction of the fellowship or ineligibility, depending on the total outside funding; · I will contact LASSB within one business day after notification that I will be receiving any other summer funding and report the amount and source of funding; · I will perform this Fellowship under the direct supervision of LASSB · I will work the equivalent of 10 full-time weeks this summer; · If I am unable to complete the Fellowship for any reason, I will immediately notify LASSB; and · I will submit a digital photo of myself to LASSB as soon as I accept the fellowship AND I agree that the description of work and photo can be used in LASSB's publicity and outreach materials for the Fellowship.
To be considered complete, application must include the following attachments:
(1) Education/Work Experience: Please attach your resume
(2) Personal References: If not included on your resume, please provide the names, title/position, addresses, and phone numbers of at least two references that are familiar with your background, work or volunteer history, and skills.
(3) Personal Statement: Please provide a brief personal statement (no more than two double-spaced, typewritten pages) describing your interest in pursuing the Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship. The Personal Statement should describe (a) how your experience (personal background, education, and/or work) relates to the goals of the Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship; (b) the nature of the work you will perform if you are awarded the Fellowship (including rural or racial justice impact); and (c) your current career objectives and how you envision your project this summer playing a role in moving toward your objectives.