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Dan Bradley Past Fellows

  • Organization: LAAC
  • Date Created: Friday, October 15, 2010
  • Submitted: Friday, October 15, 2010
  • Attachment(s): PDF

About the Fellowship:

The program is named in honor of the former President and San Francisco Regional Director of the federal Legal Services Corporation, who died of complications related to AIDS in 1987. Dan was born in Manchester, Georgia, but due to family illness was raised in the Georgia Baptist Children's Home. He worked his way through Mercer University and its law school in Macon, GA. After graduation, he was selected in 1967 to be a member of the first class of Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellows. Working in rural Florida, his skilled and effective advocacy on behalf of migrant farm workers brought him national attention. As a result, he became the Southern Regional Director for the OEO Legal Services Program in 1970 and in 1975 was named the first Regional Director in California for the new Legal Services Corporation. His rapid rise in national prominence culminated in his selection as President of the Legal Services Corporation in 1980. Thanks to Dan's tireless advocacy and charismatic leadership, the national effort to expand and equalize access to justice for the poor was very successful.

To honor Dan's legacy and the principles for which he stood, the goal of the Fellowship is to offer law students, particularly those from low-income or working class backgrounds, the opportunity to consider a career in legal services and other public interest law while providing legal services and other programs with a new source of dedicated and energetic staff.

Above you will find a complete list of past fellows


• Applicants must be law students and have a strong interest in working to defend and expand the legal rights of the poor and the disadvantaged.

• The Dan Bradley fellowship can be combined with up to but no more than $2,000 of additional funding. This funding can be combined with the $3,000 from LAAC. Details of funding can be found within the application. Please note that if you are eligible to receive PILF grants or work-study funds from your law school, those funds, if combined are over $2,000, will disqualify you from the fellowship.

• Both fellowships will be given to an applicant who works in a rural program or on a rural issue(s).

• Students must work at their host program the equivalent of ten full-time weeks this summer.

• Host Programs must be current 2013 Organizational Members of LAAC at the time of the student's application.

• Students of color, and students from low-income or working class backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply

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