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Jake Englander, a 2L at Brooklyn Law School, says his public interest fellowship last summer allowed him to help file petitions, communicate with clients and attorneys, and make arguments before a judge. At a big firm, he would have reviewed documents, he says.
"Had I been required to fundraise or do something else in exchange for the stipend, it may have changed my enthusiasm for the whole thing, but I'd likely have gone for it anyway," Englander says. "I'd imagine that some others might have been turned off completely, but most would have probably still jumped at the free money."
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