Applications for the Arkansas Legal Fellowship are Open!

2024 Fellowship Dates
Session 1: May 20, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Session 2: July 1, 2024 - August 9, 2024


On-Campus Interviews:
Little Rock - February 8, 2024
Fayetteville - February 16, 2024

Program Goals:
The Arkansas Legal Fellowship is a competitive program designed to bring exceptional law students into the world of administrative law. Fellows will receive hands-on experience working at the highest levels of state government in policymaking, ethics, and diverse areas of practice. The program’s goal is to produce a talented pool of future attorneys with demonstrated leadership ability. Successful applicants will rotate through multiple state departments where they will receive a variety of advanced legal experience.

The Summer Program:
The Arkansas Legal Fellowship is a six-to-twelve-week summer program. Students enrolled in any law school may apply. Each fellow will work in two cabinet-level agencies. Applicants may apply for admission to the June class of fellows (6 weeks), the July class of fellows (6 weeks), or both (12 weeks). Fellows will engage with the secretaries and general counsels of each department throughout the Fellowship. During the Fellowship, there will be multiple networking events where distinguished speakers will discuss constitutional values, administrative law, and their own varied leadership experiences.

Pay and Hours:
The Fellowship will pay $19.98 per hour based on a 40-hour workweek.

To be eligible to apply for the Fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the Fellowship, and have completed at least 15 academic law school credit hours.