Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship

Through a generous $2 million cy pres award from a case involving the Chicago Sun-Times, in 2007 the CBF created The Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship Program. These fellowships will provide loan repayment assistance to 50 outstanding recent law school graduates who have chosen to pursue careers in legal aid or public interest law at a CBF-funded organization or at a qualifying legal aid organization serving other parts of Illinois. First awarded in 2007, the CBF selected the last class of five fellows in 2016.