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.
UCLI Durham Fellowship
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 law student at a law school in the state of Utah;
- Be a current member of diverse organizations 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
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
- Financial need
Thank You to our 2022-2023 Durham Fellowship Sponsors:
Utah State Bar Construction Law Section
Justice Christine M. Durham Family
Justice Paige Petersen
Justice John Pearce