Fellowships

Through generous gifts from alumni and friends of the Law School, the Semester in DC Program is able to offer several fellowships for participating students. In addition to the fellowship opportunities listed here, students may accept other external funds, including salaries or stipends from their externship employers, when those are available. Note that most externship opportunities in DC are unpaid, however. Semester in DC Program students are also eligible to apply for up to $4,500 in additional loans through the Financial Aid Office due to the higher cost of living in DC.

Students need only complete one Semester in DC Program Fellowship Application for both the Alumni Fellowship and Jeffrey P. Taft Fellowship; a separate application must be completed for the Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship.

Semester in DC Program Alumni Fellowship
(2016-17 - 2019-20 school years)

Thanks to a generous one-time gift from an alumnus, the law school is offering a Semester in DC Program Alumni Fellowship again in the 2019-20 school year.

  • Amount: Stipend of $2,500
  • Eligibility: Students who have obtained externships that meet the Semester in DC Program requirements and have been approved by Professor Baylis are eligible.
  • Deadline: November 30
  • To apply: Complete this application (PDF Download) and submit it to pittindc@pitt.edu
  • Funding source: Gift from an alumnus

Jeffrey P. Taft Semester in DC Program Fellowship
(2017-18 school year – 2021-22 school year)

Thanks to a generous gift from Jeffrey P. Taft ‘91, the law school is offering several Jeffrey P. Taft Semester in DC Program Fellowships in the 2017-18 school year – 2021-22 school year.

  • Amount: Stipends in amounts from $500-$5,000
  • Eligibility: Students who have obtained externships that meet the Semester in DC Program requirements and have been approved by Professor Baylis are eligible.
  • Deadline: November 30
  • To apply: Complete this application (PDF Download) and submit it to pittindc@pitt.edu
  • Funding source: Gift from Jeffrey P. Taft

Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Website: http://www.law.pitt.edu/samuelsonglushko-fellowship  

  • Amount: $2,500 stipend
  • Eligibility: Students who have obtained intellectual property or technology law externships that meet the Semester in D.C. Program requirements and have been approved by Professor Baylis are eligible.
  • Deadline: November 30
  • To apply: Complete this application (PDF Download) and submit it to pittindc@pitt.edu
  • Funding source: The Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship is funded by a gift from Professor Pamela Samuelson of the University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and her husband, Dr. Robert J. Glushko, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Professor Samuelson is a former member of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.