Missouri Justice Fellowship

Missouri Justice Fellowship Program

About Our Fellowship Program

We are seeking social justice-oriented changemakers for a two-year criminal defense fellowship opportunity to make a meaningful impact on criminal justice in Missouri. The August 2022 Fellowship Class will receive two weeks of hands-on, intensive trial training with ongoing training and CLE opportunities throughout the fellowship.

Fellows will learn all aspects of litigation, from arraignment through disposition, whether that be plea or trial. After training, Fellows will be placed in underserved communities throughout Missouri to bring about change—making the criminal justice system more fair for everyone. During their two-year term, Fellows will manage their own caseload, gain hands-on trial experience, and have additional training and networking opportunities throughout Missouri.

The fellowship term is August 2022 through July 2024.

Applicant Qualifications

Our program is open to any candidate licensed to practice law in Missouri or sitting for the Missouri Bar Exam in July 2022. We are looking for candidates with an interest in public criminal defense, a passion for social justice, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. We are accepting applications now.

Further Information

To be considered for the August 2022 Fellowship Class, please forward your resume to Human.Resources@mspd.mo.gov. For any questions about our fellowship program, contact Gina Hall in Human Resources at Gina.Hall@mspd.mo.gov or call (573) 777-9977.