2022 Public Law Fellowship

Renne Public Law Group is pleased to host its
third annual Public Law Fellowship Program

A condensed fellowship program designed to introduce law students and public administration and public policy graduate students to local government advocacy.

About the Program

The Program is designed to be a “crash course” – immersing students in the field of local government law and public policy initiatives. Fellows will gain valuable knowledge in a wide range of law and legal issues unique to local government, including the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, CEQA, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, charter law principles and more. The program will include talks with local officials and legal experts, legal research assignments, and discussions about future challenges facing local governments. The program is intended to supplement additional summer programs at private law firms and government agencies.


To be eligible, students: must have completed their first year of law school but ideally have completed their second year; must demonstrate a serious interest in the local public sector; must have an excellent academic background and possess superior writing skills. Students must commit to spending at least 40 hours a week on the Fellowship.

MPA and MPP students must have their first year of graduate school completed and also have a serious interest in local government, an excellent academic background, and possess superior writing skills.

Apply Now

To apply, please send an email to summerfellowships@publiclawgroup.com. The email must contain: (a) a cover letter including a statement of interest; (b) student transcripts; (c) a resume; and (d) a writing sample. Emails that do not contain these items will not be considered. All application materials must be received by 5 pm PST on Friday, March 31, 2022.

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If you have any questions about the program or application, please contact summerfellowships@publiclawgroup.com.

To see the session topics and materials from last year’s fellowship, please click here.