Rudman Center Fellowships and Scholarships

Warren B. Rudman Fellows Program

The Warren B. Rudman Fellows Program provides full-tuition scholarships and guaranteed summer fellowships to exceptionally well-qualified applicants with a demonstrated interest in public service following their law school graduation. The first two Warren B. Rudman fellows enrolled in the law school in the fall 2014. To learn more about the Warren B. Rudman Fellowship experience from our students, click here.

Rudman-Peterson Fellows Program

The Rudman-Peterson Fellows program offers first-year students the opportunity to receive a full-tuition scholarship, summer stipends, and focused programming so that they may pursue a career in public service relating to the fields of fiscal responsibility, public policy, and government. Over the final two years of law study, each Fellow will be supervised and advised by faculty with expertise in the Fellow’s expressed area of interest. 

Upon graduation, each Rudman-Peterson Fellow will have accomplished the following:

  • Completed the fiscal policy seminar, Federal Budget, Legislation & Appropriations.
  • Engagement in a legal residency or research internship in the areas of fiscal policy, public policy, and government either within the University, at a government office, or at an independent non-profit research or advocacy organization.
  • Work in a summer placement following the first and second years of law study with an organization or law office focusing on fiscal policy, public policy, and government.
  • Played a significant role in developing, organizing, and hosting at least one speaker/event dedicated to the subject of fiscal policy.
  • Received mentorship from faculty with expertise in the Fellow’s chosen focus area, including course selection, legal residency or research internship placement, and career networking.
  • Participated with other Rudman Center Fellows in programming designed to promote justice, leadership, and public service.

Selection Process

The Rudman Center Director will solicit fellowship applicants from the 1L class each spring. Applicants will be required to articulate their interest in fiscal policy and public service as well as preliminarily identify the law and fiscal policy issues that they wish to study more deeply as a fellow. The fellow selection committee will include the Rudman Center Director, Rudman Center faculty fellows, and one or two external reviewers with expertise in fiscal policy, at least one of whom is a lawyer. Selection criteria will include: (1) academic performance in the 1L year; (2) evidence of commitment to public service prior to, or during, law school; and (3) the applicant’s articulation of their interest as noted above.

Application Requirements

You can access the Rudman-Peterson Fellows Program application by clicking here.

Additional Resources

The Peterson Foundation
The Concord Coalition

Rudman Summer Fellowship Program

The Rudman Summer Fellowships Program provides $4,000 summer stipends to students who work for government agencies or for organizations that perform public interest legal work.  This year, the Rudman Center will award 18 summer fellowships. Our 2018 Summer Fellows are (graduation year in parenthesis):

Kirsten Allen (2020) Have Justice-Will Travel (VT)

Connor Buchholz (2019) Hillsborough County Superior Court North (NH)

Erin Carey (2019) Alaska Public Defender Agency (AK)

Katharine Courville (2019) NH Public Defender (NH)

Caitlin Foster (2019) NH Public Defender (NH)

Jennifer Hatin (2020) Chittenden County State Attorney’s Office (VT)

Neiko Lavery (2020) NH Attorney General’s Office (NH)*

Kelly Martin (2019) Hillsborough County Superior Court North (NH)**

Sarah McNeal (2020) Disability Rights Center (NH)

Eric Monty (2020) NH Attorney General’s Office (NH)

Lauren Myers (2020) Court Appointed Special Advocates of (CASA) (NH)***

John Nehrings (2020) Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (NH)

Thomas Palermo (2019) Manchester Solicitor’s Office (NH)

Emma Parro (2019) Cheshire County Attorney (NH)

William Pearson (2019) NH Secretary of State/CASA (NH)

Elise Romberger (2019) U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania (PA)

Kelsey Sullivan (2019) NH Department of Energy Services (NH)

Milliana Zonarich (2020) ACLU-NH (NH)

Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship

The Bruce E. Friedman Scholarship is named for Professor Bruce E. Friedman, who for many years directed the school’s Civil Practice Clinic. First and second year students who have been active in community service and demonstrate a commitment to the provision of legal services to underserved populations may apply for this scholarship.