BU Law provides generous scholarship funding for JD students that includes merit- and need-based scholarships. The definition of public interest law is broad and includes both domestic and international work; direct service, impact litigation, policy work; and government and non-profit work. Recent public interest scholars have come to BU Law with career goals in international human rights, immigration law, public health, judicial clerkships, public defense, prosecution, government at all levels, housing policy, environmental policy, and criminal justice reform.
- Candidate must be willing to pursue a career in public interest law.
- Recipients are granted a $5,000 stipend for their 1L and 2L.
- Provision of special guidance and faculty mentoring.