UCLI Durham Fellowship

The Durham Fellowship aims to support two law students (one from the S. J. Quinney College of Law and one from J. Reuben Clark Law School) with an annual stipend that can be put towards tuition, housing, food, or any other living expenses while they pursue their legal degree. Funding of up to $1,500 will be awarded to support each law student fellow, who will partner with UCLI Leadership Council and staff on law student programming.


This fellowship is aimed at providing opportunity for law students currently pursuing legal education who demonstrate a record of service to Utah’s underrepresented communities and a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. Law students studying in the state of Utah are invited to apply. 


To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Be a current 2L law student during the 2024-25 school year at a law school in the state of Utah; 
  • Be a current member of a service, civic, or student organization in and/or out of school;
  • Experience financial need.


Durham Fellows are expected to:

  • Assist with student mentee recruitment for the Utah Law Student Mentoring program
  • Participate in the Utah Law Student Mentoring program
  • Attend Leadership Council meetings on a quarterly basis (remotely or in-person)
  • Sit on one or more UCLI committees and provide a law student perspective
  • Attend key events, such as the Pre-Law Symposium, Annual UCLI Fundraiser, and Mentoring events
  • Assist with data collection among the student body
  • Provide law student perspectives on UCLI programming

Selection Criteria

Awards are selected by a review committee appointed by UCLI. Applications are evaluated on the following: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Potential for future leadership in the Utah legal community
  • Financial need

Thank You to our Founding Durham Fellowship Sponsors:

Utah State Bar Construction Law Section

Justice Christine M. Durham Family

Justice Paige Petersen

Justice John Pearce

Larissa Lee

Casey Jones

Susan Eisenman