The Sol & Helen Zubrow Fellowship in Children's Law is a two-year, non-project-based fellowship in children’s law. Recent law school graduates with a demonstrated commitment to Juvenile Law Center’s mission and to working in the child welfare and justice systems are eligible to apply.

Many past Zubrow Fellows have become leaders in the field, shaping national conversations about children’s rights. Learn more about the Zubrow Fellowship, alumni, and how to apply below.

The Zubrow Fellowship supports dedicated and talented individuals who go on to become leaders and change-makers.

About

In 2000, Juvenile Law Center launched the first two-year, post-graduate children’s law fellowship in the country, the Sol & Helen Zubrow Fellowship in Children’s Law, with an endowment from Barry Zubrow, Sol and Helen’s son and Juvenile Law Center board member.

We are committed to building the field of child advocacy, and the Zubrow Fellowship supports dedicated and talented individuals who go on to become leaders and change-makers.

Zubrow Fellows take on a variety of legal tasks and gain a comprehensive understanding of issues in the child welfare and justice systems. Fellows co-author groundbreaking reports, help pass legislative and executive reforms, and participate in major litigation. Fellows participate in all aspects of our work—such as legislative and policy advocacy, providing technical assistance and training, and appellate advocacy—and often work closely with our Youth Advocacy Program.

Questions?

Questions about the Zubrow Fellowship? Read our FAQ page to learn more about the Zubrow Fellowship, including how to apply, loan repayment, and more. Please read all the FAQs before beginning the application process.

How to Apply

Applicants for the 2020-2022 Zubrow Fellowship should have graduated or anticipate graduating law school or a dual degree program in law between 2018-2020. The Zubrow Fellowship is designed for emerging leaders; no prior post-graduate work experience is required. Questions about eligibility? Email us at zubrow@jlc.org.

2020-2022 Fellowship Deadline: CLOSED

Applicants must submit an application form, resume, law school transcript, essay responses, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Click the button below for more details and to apply. Please read all the FAQs before applying.

Apply

The Zubrow Fellowship is not a project-based fellowship, and applicants do not need to propose a project. Applicants should be aware of Juvenile Law Center's work and identify their areas of interest. Applicants will be judged on the extent to which they possess the vision, drive, and skills required to create and sustain work to further Juvenile Law Center's mission. No prior post-graduate work experience is required. The Fellow will be expected to begin the fellowship in September of the following year.

Salary & Loan Repayment
The Zubrow Fellowship is a two-year fellowship with an annual salary of $52,000, plus health care benefits, disability insurance, and life insurance. In addition, Juvenile Law Center provides loan repayment assistance of up to $10,000 per year toward payment of qualified education debt.

Zubrow alumni fight for youth on the frontlines in court, and many are leading pro bono efforts at private law firms.

Current Fellows & Alumni

Today, Fellowship alumni are leaders in the field, continuously shaping local, state and national conversations about children’s rights. They have established their own organizations, led advocacy efforts at national nonprofits, published groundbreaking academic research, and steered winning advocacy campaigns at the state, local, and federal levels to advance the rights and well-being of children and young people.

Support

Your support today means Zubrow Fellows can continue their fight on behalf of youth.