David Schuman, beloved law professor, respected judge, and longtime Wayne Morse Center advisory board member, mentored hundreds of law students and graduates of University of Oregon Law in their public interest law careers. This annual fellowship will carry forward his legacy. David Schuman Legal Justice Fellows will be part of the Wayne Morse Center’s Law Fellows program.
This highly sought after fellowship is for outstanding UO Law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve the public interest. Fellows are supported through paid summer internships, mentoring, and special events with judges, elected officials, community leaders, and scholars. While other fellows focus on legislation and policy, the Schuman Fellow will be placed in an organization that seeks justice for vulnerable groups and individuals.
Your gift will:
- Allow students to have paid, full-time summer jobs working for the public good in organizations that are not able to provide funding for students
- Give students the tools and experience to serve as voices for justice for a lifetime
- Connect students with mentors, UO Law alums, and community leaders who have experience serving in the public interest
- Provide host organizations with needed summer staff, increasing their ability to deliver critical legal services in Oregon
Purchase A Voice for Justice, a collection of David Schuman's fiction, speeches, articles, judicial opinions, and dissents. Proceeds from book sales support the fellowship.