2024 Public Law Fellowship

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

A condensed fellowship program designed to introduce law and public affairs students to local government practice.

About the Program

The Program features discussions with Mayors, Councilmembers, and other local officials and public sector lawyers about the variety of issues involved in local government practice. Topics have included housing and the unhoused, police reform, elections and protecting democracy, public labor and employment law, affirmative litigation, litigating in the public sector, and marijuana regulation. Fellows will work with a mentor to complete and present a research project related to local government. Past projects include limiting police use of pretextual stops to reduce racial profiling; an examination of wildfire mitigation and policy practices in Los Angeles; an examination of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program; and the role of public health in responding to community segregation and disparities.

Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend at the conclusion of the program.


To be eligible, both masters and law students: must have completed their first 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.


To apply, please send an email to summerfellowships@publiclawgroup.com. The email must contain:

  • a cover letter including a statement of interest;
  • student transcripts;
  • a resume;
  • a writing sample, compiled into a single file.

Emails that do not contain these items will not be considered.

All application materials must be received by 5 pm PST on November 17th, 2023.


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

About RPLG

Renne Public Law Group® is a reform-oriented law firm representing state and local entities and nonprofit organizations. We also have a Public Policy Group, offering lobbying services and a Public Management Group, providing consulting services. We are excited about this program and hope you apply. Check out our law firm and what we do at www.rennepubliclawgroup.com.