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Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law has three new fellowship opportunities, which combined with existing support will allow more than 20 rising second- and third-year students to take summer positions in the public interest arena.

Public interest fellowship recipients will spend the next few months working in legal placements including public defender’s and prosecutor’s offices, nonprofit agencies, a law school clinic and the U.S. Department of Justice. Three placements will take students overseas to Phnom Penh, Jerusalem and Bangkok.

“The students we are supporting in public interest placements this summer are the next generation of Georgia Law’s legacy of public service, which includes elected, judicial and nonprofit leaders who have made, and are continuing to make, an impact across our state and nation,” Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “We are extremely grateful to those who have chosen to invest in these students’ futures both through their financial support and their engagement with our institution.”