For the 2020 Fried Frank Civil Right Fellowship, please email the following documents to in a single PDF file in the order below no later than Monday, October 7, 2019 by midnight EST (we are extending the deadline from 11:00 a.m. to midnight).
  • Résumé
  • Copy of unnoficial law school transcript 
  • Essay as described below (limit of 500 words) 
  • Two letters of recommendations* 
    • One from a law school faculty member
    • One from an employer 
  • Legal writing sample (no word limit)

*(If a recommender wishes to submit the recommendation separately, they may email it to

Applicant Essay
Select one or two civil rights issues of interest to you. Explain briefly why these issues are important to you and how you feel the Fellowship can serve as a vehicle to effect change in those areas, including how your experiences and/or skills may contribute to such change.

Please contact the following with any questions about The Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowships program:

Diversity & Inclusion
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004
+1.212.859.800 /