As a tribute and memorial to Paul R. McLaughlin's life, an endowed fellowship fund was established at Suffolk University Law School in his name through the contributions of hundreds of his friends, colleagues, admirers, and loved ones. The Paul R. McLaughlin Memorial Fellowship Fund awards $7,000 each year to support a summer internship for one Suffolk Law student interested in pursuing a career in criminal law in the public sector. The student selected to receive this prestigious fellowship will work in a District Attorney's office, the Attorney General's office, or within another government office of the criminal justice system. This Fellowship is available to second year day division and third year evening division students.

Selection Criteria

Considerations which will influence selection of the Drinan Fellow include the following:

  1. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to working in the criminal justice system;
  2. Excellent legal skills; and
  3. Personal integrity and character.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following materials via Symplicity (OCI Session: Drinan/McLaughlin) by 10am on September 26, 2018:

  1. Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable);
  2. Resume;
  3. Letter of intent/personal statement, indicating your demonstrated interest in and commitment to working in the criminal justice system; and
  4. A list of three references (one should be a faculty member) with title and contact information. 

Note: If you are applying for both the Drinan and McLaughlin fellowships, you must submit a separate set of materials for each.

Application Deadline

September 26, 2018 by 10am through Symplicity (OCI Session: Drinan/McLauglin).