Bertha Fellowship Application 2014

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Resume

2. Essay: (Maximum length: 1,000 words, double-spaced)

Effective essays will incorporate the following information:

a) What unique background, beliefs, values and/or experiences (personal and professional) shaped your decision to go to law school and your interests in participating in the CCR Bertha Fellows program?

b) Please describe your specific interest in our IHR, GGJI or GMRJ docket.

c) How do you expect participation in the CCR Bertha Fellows program to contribute to your long-term personal and professional goals?

d) What is your understanding of CCR’s goals and needs, and how do you see yourself contributing to our effectiveness? Describe how your education, experience, and skills match our needs and goals.

3. Legal writing sample excerpt (not to exceed 10 pages). At the top of your writing sample, provide a 2 sentence description of the writing sample.

4. Two letters of recommendation via email to berthafellow@ccrjustice.org. Letters must be received by December 2, 2013 to be considered.

Your recommender must put the following information in their e-mail subject line: “Fellow’s Last Name, First name – Docket Area - Letter of Recommendation” i.e. “Doe, John – GMRJ – Letter of Recommendation”

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