The Thomas J. Drinan Memorial Fellowship is awarded annually to fund the summer employment of a designated Suffolk University Law School student in the criminal justice field. In honor of its namesake, the Fellowship is awarded to a Suffolk Law student who demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of integrity and advocacy within the criminal justice system, and the character and skills necessary to achieve these standards.
The individual chosen will be placed and funded for a ten week summer position in a public office in Massachusetts engaged in the prosecution or defense of criminal cases. Such employment shall be available in offices such as those of the United States Attorney, the Massachusetts Attorney General, Committee for Public Counsel Services, and the Federal Public Defender. This Fellowship is available to second year day division and third year evening division students.
Considerations which will influence selection of the Drinan Fellow include the following:
- Demonstrated interest in and commitment to working in the criminal justice system;
- Excellent legal skills; and
- Personal integrity and character.
To apply, please submit: a letter of intent/personal statement, indicating your demonstrated interest in and commitment to working in the criminal justice system; a resume; an unofficial transcript; and a list of three references through the Suffolk Symplicity site. Note: if you are applying for both the Drinan and McLaughlin fellowships, you must submit a separate set of materials for each.
Application Deadline: October 3, 2012 by 10:00a.m. through Symplicity (Session: Drinan/McLauglin).