Fellowships & Scholarships
American Association of Law Libraries
to students seeking an education in librarianship or in law.
The deadline for applications is generally early April. Student membership in AALL is
AALL LexisNexis™ Call for Papers Awards
In conjunction with LexisNexis, AALL offers a $750 award for winners of its
annual competition relating to law librarianship. The competition aims to
promote scholarship among practicing law librarians and in areas of interest
to the profession. Papers generally must be received by early March.
American Library Association
ALA provides more than $300,000 annually in
scholarships to library and information students.
The deadline for applications is generally early March. Student membership in ALA is $25.00.
College of William and Mary School of Law
The School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
offers a Law Library Fellowship. Students with a master's in
library/information science who wish to obtain a J.D. are eligible to apply. Address questions to Jim Heller, Director of the Law Library:
Colorado Association of Law Libraries
CoALL sponsors a Scholarship Program to provide funds for members attending
library school. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and the application deadline
is October 30th. Visit the
for more information and the application form.
Georgetown Library Resident Program
The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library at Georgetown University Library offers a resident program, which is designed
to attract candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to the challenging
and rewarding profession of law librarianship.
Law Librarians of New England
LLNE offers $500
scholarships to chapter members who are taking either library or law school
courses. According to the Guidelines
for Scholarships for Students Pursuing a Degree in Library Science or Law,
preference is given to "candidates who are taking or have taken a course in
Legal Bibliography, Law Librarianship, or Advanced Legal Research."
Applications are reviewed in September and January.
Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries
The SEAALL Student Scholarships are designed to encourage library school students to pursue a career in law librarianship. The Scholarship Committee will award grants to the student or students whom the Scholarship Committee determines has indicated a genuine interest in the profession of law librarianship and is likely to pursue a career in law librarianship. Award recipients will also be given a one-year membership to SEAALL.
Special Libraries Association
SLA grants up to three $6000
scholarships each year. The deadline for applications is generally October 31.
Student membership in SLA is $35.00.
University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law Library
The University of Arizona Cracchiolo Law Library and the School of Information and Library Science offer a 2-year fellowship in law librarianship.
In order to be considered for the fellowship you must have a JD and be
accepted for admission by the School of Information Resources and Library
Science for its Master’s program here at the University of Arizona.
In return for working 20 hours a week in the law library you receive free
tuition, benefits, and a salary of $11,000 a year. There are a few incidental
university fees that the fellow must pay and the free tuition is considered
income for IRS tax purposes.
Address letter to Professor
Assoc. Dean Information Services, Law Library, University Arizona James E.
Rogers College of Law, Daniel Cracchiolo Law Library, Tucson, AZ 85718. (520)
University of Buffalo Law Library
The University at Buffalo Law Library seeks exceptional candidates for a graduate assistant position in Reference and Document Delivery. A
12-month, renewable appointment, requiring 20 hours per week of service.
Applicants must be enrolled in the joint JD/MLS program, or hold either
the JD or MLS degree while completing the complementary program.
Applicants should have completed the first year Research and Writing
course or one or more Legal Bibliography courses in the MLS program. Also
required: knowledge of legal research and the Internet; demonstrated
ability to interact well with individuals. Applicants must be available the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester for training. Applications, including a cover letter and resume, must be submitted in
early April to James Milles,
Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law,
University at Buffalo Law School, 208 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Graduate Assistantship at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is an
exciting learning opportunity for a student with a law degree and currently
enrolled in the graduate degree program of the UNC-CH
School of Information and Library
Science (SILS). The program is designed to prepare the Graduate Assistant
(GA) for the profession by getting practical hands-on training in an academic
law library. The student is able to put theory into practice and discover the
aspects of law librarianship they find most interesting - whether it is helping
people with questions at the reference desk, cataloging and acquiring materials
for the collection, or maintaining the computer system and web pages for the
The GA position requires 20 hours of work per week during the academic year. The
time is divided between the Public Services, Computer Services, and Technical
Services departments. This rotation allows the GA to gain experience in all of
the various work environments within the law library. Some of the Public
Services responsibilities include assisting students and faculty at the
Reference Desk, conducting classes on Internet searching, and preparing research
guides on topics such as Tax Research, Federal Legislative Research, and
Treaties. In the Computer Services Department, the GA assists the Systems
Librarian with software installation, maintenance of workstations, and web work.
In Technical Services, the GA assists with serials and cataloging projects. In
addition, the GA participates in library meetings, online discussions, and
attends professional meetings as practicable. All of this while receiving a
The Law Library's Graduate Assistantship has been in place since 1996. For more
information, visit the
University of Texas
The Tarlton Law Library, in cooperation with the University of Texas School of Information, awards the annual Tarlton
Fellowship to scholars with JD degrees pursuing careers in law librarianship.
The Fellowship was created to encourage scholars interested in law
librarianship and legal informatics to pursue careers in law libraries.
Recipients receive both a stipend and
reduced tuition to the University of Texas graduate School of Information.
Fellows work at the Law Library throughout the Fellowship and are expected
to contribute to a number of Library projects, as well as to participate
in reference and outreach services.
University of Washington
The University of Washington offers a graduate staff assistantship for one
student entering the UW Law Librarianship program. The person selected as the
Graduate Assistant will work 10 hours per week for Professor Hazelton,
Associate Dean for Library and Computing Services at the Law School and
Director of the Law Librarianship Program. The other 10 hours a week will be
spent in the Gallagher Law Library Intern Program with the other law
librarianship students. Tasks vary from updating and creating new web content
to research and writing projects to working in all law library departments.
This is a nine-month appointment (may be extended into the summer quarter
with permission of Professor Hazelton) and will average 20 hours per week.
Successful applicants must show:
- good written and verbal communication skills
- strong research skills
- the ability to work independently and as a team member
- problem-solving skills
- the ability to manage competing priorities.
He or she should also be computer-proficient and comfortable using Microsoft
Office programs. Some knowledge of web page management (FrontPage, FTP),
database, and/or desktop publishing experience desired.
This position is open only to MLIS students enrolled in the law
librarianship program in the Information School as of autumn quarter 2007. The
graduate assistant is eligible for tuition waiver and benefits. Questions
regarding salary and benefits should be directed to
Crystal Yost, Human Resources
Coordinator, 206-543-4738. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 10
credits each quarter to be eligible.
Please submit all application materials to
Crystal Yost (please include "GSA Law" in the
subject line) or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, by March 1st. All candidates will be contacted within four weeks of
the closing date.
- Please include a cover letter detailing research and writing experience
relevant to position.
- Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic
Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and
is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans
are encouraged to apply.
During October and November 2004 the Conference of Law Library
Educators sought to compile a list of libraries willing to be a host site
for a library internship / practicum / fieldwork experience. Information
was solicited via postings to the LAW-LIB, SLA-LAW, and LLAGNY listservs.
Respondents were asked merely to indicate their willingness to host an
intern, and to provide the name of a contact person. Therefore, the
libraries on this list should be viewed as potential hosts, to be
contacted by interested students. No representation is made as to either
whether an institution will be available at a particular point in time or
whether the internship will be paid or for academic credit.
The New England Law Librarian Consortium (NELLCO) website includes
information on internship opportunities
among its member libraries. Member libraries are
located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Libraries are listed by state and then city and institutional name. One
international listing, Egypt, follows Wyoming.
Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building
300 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph. (334) 242-4347; (800) 236-4069
Contact: Tim Lewis, Director
Ross-Blakley Law Library
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-7806
Ph. (480) 965-4871
Contact: Beth DiFelice, Asst.
James E. Rogers College of Law Library
University of Arizona
1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Mike Chiorazzi,
Assoc. Dean Information Services
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
660 Newport Center Dr., Suite 1600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ph. (949) 725-4023
Contact: Lynn Connor Merring, Librarian
San Bernardino County Law Library
402 N. “D” St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Ph. (909) 885-3020
Contact: Larry Meyer, Director
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph. (619) 525-1429
Contact: Phyllis C. Marion, Library
San Diego County Public Law Library
1105 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92101-3904
Ph. (619) 531-3900
Contact: Robert E. Riger, Director of
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
55 Second St., 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph. (415) 856-7407
Contact: Schelle C. Simcox,
National Indian Law Library/NARF
Boulder, CO 80302
Ph. (303) 447-8760
Contact: David Selden, Director
Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
1770 Lincoln #4100
Denver, CO 80203
Ph. (303) 866-0260
Contact: Mark E. Estes, Director of
Westminster Law Library
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Ph. (303) 871-6479
Contact: Patty Wellinger, Reference
University of Connecticut School of Law Library
39 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06110
Ph. (860) 570-5098
Contact: Simon Canick,
Associate Director for Library Services
District of Columbia (see also Maryland
Collier Shanon Scott, PLLC
3050 K St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007
Ph. (202) 342-8468
Contact: Mindy K. Maddrey,
Law Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540-3120
Ph. (202) 707-5080
Contact: Luis Acosta, Legal Information
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20439
Ph. (202) 312-5500
Contact: Pat McDermott, Circuit
Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP
1776 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Ph. (202) 719-3103
Contact: Carolyn P. Ahearn, Director of
Florida State University College of Law Library
425 W. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601
Ph. (850) 644-7486 or 644-7487
Contact: Faye E. Jones, Director, or
Robin Gault, Associate Director
Dougherty County Law Library
225 Pine Ave.
P.O. Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
Ph. (229) 431-2133
Contact: Laureen Adams, Library
Alexander Campbell King Law Library
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6018
Ph. (706) 542-5078
Contact: Ann Puckett, Director
Georgia State University College of Law Library
P.O. Box 4008
Atlanta, GA 30302-4008
Ph. (404) 651-4140
Contact: Nancy Johnson, Law Librarian
Note: Full internship guidelines available from host institution.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Ph. (404) 853-8740
Contact: Louella Randall,
Manager of Library and Research Services
University of Illinois
Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library
142B Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
Ph. (217) 333-8415
Contact: Stephanie Davidson, Head of
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
2700 First Indiana Plaza
135 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph. (317) 684-5166
Contact: Cheryl Niemeier, Director
of Library Services
Drake University Law Library
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Ph. (515) 271-2053
Contact: Susan Lerdal, Reference
Salmon P. Chase College of Law Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099-6110
Ph. (859) 572-5395
Contact: Carol Bredemeyer,
Asst. Dir. for Faculty Services
Maryland (see also Virginia and District
Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 2395, 7 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph. (410) 222-1387
Contact: Joan M. Bellistri
Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph. (410) 260-1430
Contact: Steve Anderson,
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
University of Maryland School of Law
501 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph. (410) 706-0792
Contact: Janet Sinder, Assoc.
Director for Research Services
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
1500 Main St., Suite 2700
Springfield, MA 01115-5507
Ph. (413) 272-6275
Contact: Katherine K. Coolidge, Law
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
660 Woodward Ave.
2290 First National Building
Detroit, MI 48226-3506
Ph. (313) 465-7046
Contact: Trish Webster, Library
The Honorable Thomas E. Brennan Law Library
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
Ph. (517) 371-5140 x3401
Contact: Duane A. Strojny, Assoc. Dean
for Library and Instructional Support
Note: Library has three locations: Lansing (Technical Services only), Grand
Rapids, and Rochester.
Thomson-West Library Services
610 Opperman Dr.
Eagan, MN 55123
Ph. (651) 848-2760
Contact: Cindy Schriber,
Manager Law Library Services
Minnesota State Law Library
Room G25, Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Ph. (651) 296-0031
Contact: Daniel Lunde,
Head, Library Development & Special Projects
Washington County Law Library
Washington County Government Center
14949 62d St. N., Room 150
P.O. Box 6
Stillwater, MN 55082
Ph. (651) 430-6954
Contact: Liz Robb, Law
New Jersey Courts
Ph. (201) 527-2274
Contact: Henry Gozdz, Law
Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.
111 Frank Rodgers Blvd. S.
Harrison, NJ 07029-1723
Ph. (973) 481-0900
Contact: Joni L. Cassidy
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP
1 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Ph. (973) 451-8585
Contact: Karen B. Brunner, Director of
Information & Library Services
U.S. Attorneys Office, District of New Jersey
970 Broad St., Room 700 Library
Newark, NJ 07102
Ph. (973) 645-2709
Contact: Roberta D. Klotz, Law
Note: Intern is required to pass security clearance.
Charles B. Sears Law Library
University at Buffalo Law School
208 O’Brien Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph. (716) 645-2089
Contact: James Milles, Associate Dean
& Director of the Law Library
New York State Supreme Court Law Library, Queens
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Rm. 600
Jamaica, NY 11435
Contact: Andrew Tschinkel,
Principal Law Librarian
Civil Court of the City of New York
111 Centre St., Rm. 1034
New York, NY 10013
Ph. (646) 386-5430, 386-5431, or 386-5432
Contact: Deborah Melnick,
Principal Law Librarian
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
Library 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1482
Ph. (212) 837-6594
Contact: Patricia Barbone,
Director of Library Services
Kaye Scholer LLP
425 Park Ave., Floor 10
New York, NY 10022-3598
Ph. (212) 836-8025
Contact: Shabeer Khan, Director of
New York County District Attorney’s Office
1 Hogan Place – 8th Floor Library
New York, NY 10013
Ph. (212) 335-4292
Contact: Mary Matuszak, Director of
Note: Intern is required to pass a rigorous security clearance.
Reed Smith LLP
599 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10013
Ph. (212) 549-0386
Contact: Rebecca Roth, N.Y. Librarian
U.S. Court of International Trade
One Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Ph. (212) 264-1829
Contact: Anna Djirdjirian,
Deputy Library Director
Katherine R. Everett Law Library
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
100 Ridge Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Ph. (919) 962-6202
Contact: Anne Klinefelter,
Director and Associate Professor of Law
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28246
Ph. (704) 377-2536
Contact: Jill Kutz, Legal Librarian
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
One West Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Ph. (336) 721-3794
Contact: Virginia L. Smith, Director of
University of Akron School of Law Library
150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44313-2902
Ph. (330) 972-7330
Contact: Paul Richert, Law Librarian
and Prof. of Law
Marx Law Library
University of Cincinnati College of Law
PO Box 210142
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0142
Ph. (513) 556-4407
Contact: Joseph A. Hodnicki, Assoc.
Director for Library Operations
Cleveland Law Library
1 West Lakeside Ave., Floor 4
Cleveland, OH 44113
Ph. (216) 861-5070
Contact: Kathleen M. Sasala,
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Ph. (216) 687-3547
Contact: Michael J. Slinger,
Associate Dean/Law Library Director/Professor of Law
The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library
65 S. Front St., 11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
Ph. (614) 387-9666
Contact: Kenneth Kozlowski,
Director of the Law Library
Perkins Coie LLP
1120 N.W. Couch, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Ph. (503) 727-2051
Contact: Angela A. Hodge, Law
Widener University School of Law
Legal Information Center
P.O. Box 69380
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9380
Ph. (717) 541-3935
Contact: Patricia Fox, Associate Director
University of South Carolina
Coleman Karesh Law Library
Main & Greene Streets
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph. (803) 777-3361
Contact: Pamela Rogers Melton,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
300 N. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Ph. (864) 271-1300
Contact: Marcia Burris, Library
Travis County Law Libraries
Ned Granger Building
314 W. 11th St., Suite 140
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. (512) 854-9290
Contact: Lisa Rush, Manager
Texas Tech University Law Library
1802 Hartford Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79409-0004
Ph. (806) 742-3990 x286
Contact: Teresa L. Conaway, Head of
Reference and Instruction
Grayson County Law Library
100 W. Houston St., Suite 27
Sherman, TX 75090
Ph. (903) 813-4320
Contact: Laurie Selwyn, Law
Virginia State Law Library
Supreme Court of Virginia
100 N. 9th St., 2d Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph. (804) 786-2075
Contact: Gail Warren, State Law
Verizon Legal Department
1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
Ph. (703) 351-3173
Contact: Hillary C. Rubin, Law
NOTE: Internship opportunities might be available at various Verizon offices: New York;
Arlington, VA; Irving, TX; Thousand Oaks, CA; and Boston, MA.
King County Law Library
W621 County Courthouse
516 3d Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Ph. (206) 296-0940
Contact: Marcus Hochstetler,
Law Librarian and Director
Seattle University Law Library
Seattle, WA 98122
Ph. (206) 398-4093
Contact: Kara Phillips, Collection
Development / Associate Executive Librarian
Wyoming State Law Library
Supreme Court and Library Building
2301 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7509
Contact: Kathy Carlson, State
American University in Cairo Department of Law
113 Kasr El Aini
Mail Code 421
11511 Cairo Egypt