JPSFF logo based on photograph by Joseph Bailey, National Geographic Society, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Honoring Justice Stevens' lifelong dedication to improving the justice system, the John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation invests in the next generation of lawyers. Through the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program, we provide grants to students at participating law schools to work in unpaid public interest summer internships.
"Without the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship, I would not have had the support needed to embark upon my public interest career, through which I've been able to help thousands of foster children achieve their educational goals."
- Jesse Hahnel, 2007 Stevens Fellow at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and now NCYL's Director of FosterEd
"I am extremely grateful to have received the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship. It helped turn my dream of helping my community into a reality and has allowed me to take a big step forward in advocating for environmental justice."
- Nina Gupta, 2013 Stevens Fellow at the Center for Race, Poverty & the Environment and student at UC Berkeley School of Law