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We invite law students and recent law school graduates interested in a public interest legal career to partner with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to pursue both external and school-based fellowships.

 LAFLA has a long tradition of successfully hosting fellows sponsored by various programs, including Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and individual schools.

We will consider proposals from well-qualified applicants in any of our practice areas and look favorably on proposals with a strong pro bono component. 

Fellowship Application Procedure

Please email a letter describing potential projects and the fellowship programs for which you plan to apply, along with a resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to Pro Bono Manager Tiffany Tsao

For school-based fellowship programs, please also include in your application the description of the fellowship offered by your law school (including compensation, duration, etc.).

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Make a change in the fight for equal justice. Join us at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, one of the largest public interest law firms, providing comprehensive legal services to more than 100,000 people living in poverty each year.

The leadership of LAFLA is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice, and excellent representation.

Pro Bono and Volunteer

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles seeks dedicated volunteers with a strong commitment to social justice who wish to help us provide comprehensive, free legal services to a diverse client population.

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