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The StandWithUs J.D. Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for Los Angeles-based law students in their second or third years of school. Selected students will participate in an innovative program which will educate them about Israel and prepare them to become advocates for Israel using their legal background. The Fellows will receive training on the intersection of legal issues and Israel, in areas such as the First Amendment, criminal law, international law, intellectual property, etc. The Fellowship combines legal workshops, an optional mission to Israel, a legal-based project, and legal networking events. By connecting with Israel through the legal community, Fellows will become empowered legal advocates for Israel and the Jewish community.
Fellowship Highlights
  • Legal workshops on relevant topics during the fall and spring semesters
  • Legal networking events with top attorneys from around Los Angeles
  • Fellowship project
  • Legal mission to Israel over winter break (optional)
  • $1,000 stipend for participants who complete all Fellowship requirements
Fellowship Overview
During the fall and spring semesters, Fellows will attend workshops in the StandWithUs Los Angeles office, where they will hear from legal experts. The workshops will focus on the intersection of legal issues and Israel, in areas such as First Amendment, criminal law, international law, and intellectual property. During this time, Fellows will begin work on their Fellowship project.

During winter break, Fellows have the option to participate in legal mission to Israel led by the StandWithUs Israel office staff. The mission will provide an in-depth, experiential tour of Israel and the legal landscape.

Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend for participating in and completing the StandWithUs J.D. Fellowship’s requirements.
Fellowship Requirements
As part of the Fellowship requirements, StandWithUs J.D. Fellows are required to make all logistical and other efforts to fulfill the following:

  • Attend a majority of the workshops
  • Attend the 2019 StandWithUs International Conference, held in Los Angeles
  • Complete a Fellowship project
  • Join the Fellowship Alumni Network upon graduation from the program and strive to dedicate a least ten hours per year to pro bono work in the Jewish and pro-Israel community upon graduation from law school
  • Our grant restricts the Fellowship to Los Angeles-based law students. Applicants must be law students at Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, UCLA, or USC.
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Supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.

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