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MLaw Bridge Fellowship Outcomes

The MLaw Bridge Fellowship (MBF) is for those 3Ls who are actively seeking but have not yet obtained an offer of part-time or full-time legal employment.  These fellowships have been very successful in helping Fellows to obtain post-fellowship positions at a variety of organizations, government agencies, clerkships, and firms.

As one graduate wrote, when reporting that he had secured a post-fellowship position at a state Attorney General's Office over stiff competition:

I really, really wanted to pursue a career in the public sector, and the Postgraduate Fellowship program was definitely central to making that possible. There were over 270 applicants, and they interviewed 18, the vast majority of whom had more experience than I do. Had I not already been working here [as a postgraduate fellow] and proving that I could litigate against more experienced attorneys, there is no way I would have been seriously considered.

For the class of 2013, 37 students have completed MLaw Bridge Fellowships. These Fellowships accomplished exactly what we set out to do, to provide the experience necessary to make the Fellows more marketable for post-fellowship opportunities, which they obtained. Please see the table below for information on the post-fellowship jobs for the Class of 2013. 

Post-Fellowship Employment* Number of Graduates
 Business

 02

 Government

 07

 Judicial Clerkship

 02

 Law Firm

 10

 Nonprofit

 05

 Prosecutor/Defender

 01

 Temp

 01

 Unemployed

 07

 Unknown

 02

 
TOTAL

 
 37

 *For the Class of 2013, the MLaw Bridge Fellowship was a maximum of 12 weeks.  We have expanded the program in 2014 to up to 12 months.

 
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