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Apply for the Lynn Walker Huntley Social Justice Fellowship

Due October 1, 2023

Qualifications and application

A joint project of SEF and SPLC, the Lynn Walker Huntley Social Justice Fellowship is a two-year program designed to help early-career attorneys develop the skills and experience they need to advance racial justice in education through impact litigation and state and federal advocacy.

Candidates are expected to commit to the full two years from September 2024 to August 2026. Fellows must be based in Atlanta for the duration of their fellowship and will work at least part-time at the SEF office.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to SEF’s mission, education justice, racial equity, and civil rights, and liberties for all. The fellowship is open to third-year law students and recent law school graduates who have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Candidates are required to pass bar exam in any of the 17 states in SEF’s primary region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $90,000.

Watch our informational webinars for prospective fellows:

  • Aug. 23, 2023 webinar, featuring SEF President and CEO Raymond Pierce, SPLC Deputy Legal Director Bacardi Jackson, and inaugural fellow Harry Chiu
  • Sep. 7, 2023 webinar, featuring SEF Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Fred Jones, SPLC Senior Supervising Attorney Mike Tafelski,  and  inaugural fellow Harry Chiu

Interested applicants should complete the online application form below. We suggest drafting the application in Word before transferring your answers to the online form. Supporting documentation, including resume, writing samples, transcripts, and letters of recommendations, may be submitted as PDFs via email to