Financial Assistance for Public Interest Students

Students dedicated to a career in public interest law receive significant support at UCI Law, including opportunities within and outside of school.  In addition to a robust public interest curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, speakers, and tailored career counseling, UCI Law understands that financial assistance is necessary in order to support those with aspirations of serving the public good.

Public Service Fellow Andrew Spink and Legal Aid Society attorney Mike Gaitley

Public Service Fellows

Incoming students honored as Public Service Fellows get three-year, full-tuition scholarships in addition to specialized programming and mentoring.

Meyerhoff Fellows with donor

Meyerhoff Fellows

In memory of Al Meyerhoff, a noted environmental and civil rights lawyer, friends and supporters provide funding for summer stipends to ensure every student doing public interest legal work can cover basic living expenses.

Student at PILF auction

Public Interest Law Fund (PILF)

Students raise funds year-round to provide stipends, in conjunction with the Meyerhoff fellowships, for all students doing public interest legal work each summer.