Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship, Inc. (FSSF) was founded by students in 1988 with the goal of eliminating financial constraints for Fordham Law students wishing to pursue careers in public interest law. FSSF is the only organization at Fordham Law solely devoted to providing fellowships to students with unpaid summer internships at government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
FSSF’s mission draws inspiration from the founding dean of Fordham Law School Paul Fuller’s goal of educating lawyers acting “in the service of others.” FSSF is proud to be a fully student-run nonprofit organization, but also maintains a close relationship with the Fordham Law administration, which shows its support by matching all funds raised by FSSF
Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides fellowships to law students to work for non-profit public interest organizations thanks to the support of our donors. You can provide support to FSSF by clicking the link below.
Nicole J. Wetherell
Summer Employer: The Pace Women’s Justice Center, Family Court Legal Program
“Taking an unpaid public service internship would not have been possible for me without the help of FSSF. I can’t express enough gratitude toward the people who came to the auction and donated their money to help make public service internships like mine possible.”
Summer Employer: Advocates for the Children of New York
“My stipend from FSSF allowed me to help special needs children in the New York City school system achieve the educational placements and services they need and deserve.”
Summer Employer: Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel – Region II
“I am very proud to be part of an organization that supports Fordham law students in pursuing public service and, in turn, provides thousands of hours of legal work at no cost to non-profit organizations or government agencies.”
Giancarlo M. Stanton
Summer Employer: The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
“The people who contribute to FSSF each year make it possible for students such as myself to make the decision to give back to the community in ways that would be cost prohibitive without the support of FSSF.”