Kloppenberg Public Interest Award

The University of Dayton School of Law's Lisa A. Kloppenberg Public Interest Award helps support summer internships of law students working in public interest law. The awards come in the form of stipends ranging from $1,500 to $3,000.

If you are set to complete your second, third, fourth or fifth semester next May and are not scheduled to graduate, you may apply for funding for next summer. We provide as many stipends each summer as our funding permits.

Applications will be accepted by the Office of Student Affairs. Awards will be made on a rolling basis by the Catholic and Marianist Pro Bono Committee, which will have sole discretion in making the awards.

About the Lisa A. Kloppenberg Public Interest Award

Service to community is at the heart of our Marianist Charism. The School of Law recognizes, celebrates and assists those students seeking to make legal services available to the poor and marginalized members of society.

The Lisa A. Kloppenberg Public Interest Award was created through the joint efforts of the faculty, staff, and students of Dayton Law. An important fundraising source for this program is the silent auction that takes place each year during Alumni Weekend and is organized by the Volunteer Student Law Project and the Alumni Association.

The award is administered by the School of Law's Catholic and Marianist Pro Bono Committee. The committee includes professors Lisa Kloppenberg, Denise Platfoot Lacey, Richard Saphire, Dale Searcy and Dean Lori Shaw (committee chair).

For More Information

For more information, contact Dean Lori Shaw at 937-229-3794 or by email.