$5,000 Guaranteed for Summer Public Service Work

Our selective Summer Service Award program attracts some of the country's best students, who are drawn to DePaul by the prestige and quality of our program. Students chosen for these awards have LSAT scores as high as 168 and their median GPA is 3.5.

First-year, full-time students who apply to the special section of Child & Family Law Legal Analysis, Research & Communication (LARC), as well as those who generally express an interest in child and family law in their application or by contacting center Executive Director Barbara Hausman, are considered for the 15 to 16 service awards granted each academic year.

Selected students are enrolled in the child and family law legal writing section and, upon completion of their first year of law school, are awarded $5,000 each and placed in summer internships at public service agencies that focus on child and family law.

$1,750 for Select Student Fellows to Work in Public Service

The center's prestigious Child & Family Law Fellows program provides select students with opportunities to participate in the substantive work of the center, with approximately 10 to 12 fellows receiving $1,750 for part-time (10 hours per week), semester-long internships at public service agencies that focus on child and family law.

All DePaul law students are eligible to become fellows, and all fellows participate in a variety of center activities, such as:

  • Assisting with colloquia, symposia and monthly speakers series
  • Engaging in substantive research
  • Editing newsletters and other center materials
  • Networking with attorneys and judges
  • Attending social events
  • Participating in field trips

Family Law