Cardozo launched its Bridge to Practice Postgraduate Fellowship program in 2005. The fellowship provides financial assistance to selected graduates who seek to contribute to the public good through legal work in the public sector before they commence permanent employment.

Bridge to Practice Fellows are awarded $3,000 for a ten-week period of employment in the public law sector, with a minimum requirement of 20 hours per week.

Fellows must secure an unpaid position in the public service law sector that consists of legal work under the supervision of an attorney.

The need is great and we seek to increase not only the number of graduates who receive the stipend but also the size of the stipend. Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to contribute to the Postgraduate Public Service Fellowship Fund, which will support graduating students.

For more information, please contact Dyer Ridley, Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs, at 212.790.0270 or