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Dean's Public Service Fellows Program

University of Michigan Law School Dean Evan Caminker developed the Dean's Public Service Fellows Program to support students who desire public service careers.

"The Law School's tradition is one of shaping our students to become future leaders, whether that is in public service, private law practice, or the business world," Caminker said. "This fellowship continues that tradition by supporting our students as they pursue work in public service."

Each year the program recognizes up to ten second-year Michigan Law students who have a demonstrated commitment to public service and who intend to seek public service legal employment during the summer after their second year of school in preparation for a public service law career. Fellows receive a $7,500 cash award. 

Current students can find more information about the program on the application page

"Enabling the Law School's students to pursue their dreams of public service benefits everyone," remarked the donor for the program, a Law School alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous. "Our students are of the highest quality -- just what public service needs. I believe in the value of giving back, and that coupled with my personal desire to help students pursue their dreams of public service, are the reasons I contributed to this fellowship program."

Congratulations to the 2021 Dean's Fellowship recipients

Tina Al-khersan
Luke Berdahl
Richa Bijlani
Rebecca Conway
Susan Fleurant
Makayla Lopez
Natasha Phillips
Lily Sawyer-Kaplan
Ariella Stafanson
Kurt Wohlers

To see a list of past Dean's Public Service Fellowship recipients and where they worked please see the Fellowship Recipients Page.

Summaries of the experiences of recent Dean's Public Service Fellows can be found in the Public Service Network.