Law School Partnership Project

The Law School Partnership Project is a three-year fellowship that provides recent law school graduates committed to a career in public defense with continuing legal education (C.L.E.) training and guaranteed permanent employment in a partner public defense office upon program completion.

Students must be mindful that bar exam registration deadlines vary from state to state. Please check the deadline for the state of the office in which you are interested as well as the timing of the award of the applicable funding source. Because some of the bar registration deadlines are very early in the spring semester, several schools have agreed to make early funding decisions of existing fellowship/grant opportunities for students seeking participation in this initiative. If you want more information on how to become a Gideon’s Promise Partner Law School, contact Training & Recruitment Director, Elizabeth Jones at [email protected].

Click on the link to see the list of participating partner schools for the 2019-2020 year.

Click here to see the LSPP Application Essay Questions.

Law School Partnership Project FAQ 

Click on the links to see the list of participating partner offices for the 2019-2020 year. 


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“As a public defender, I am honored to walk alongside some of our poorest and most marginalized neighbors and amplify their voices in a system that would rather silence them.”

Rebba Omer – Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office; Knoxville, TN; Gideon’s Promise Class of 2014
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