Summer Funding and Academic Credit

Funding for Summer Positions

Financial support for students accepting unpaid summer positions is available, but limited.

  • In most cases a student must accept the summer position before an application for funding can be submitted.
  • Students receive information early in spring term outlining the application process.
  • Funding is available through federal work study support and financial awards from the Office of Career Strategy and the Mary Natkin Fund.
  • Funding for positions in environmental law is available separately through the A. Paul Knight Memorial Fellowship; Professor Murchison coordinates the application and award process.

A summary memorandum about the application process, as well as information about external sources of support, is collected in the SCORE Resources Library. Direct any questions about funding to Cliff Jarrett.

Academic Credit for Summer Positions

Ungraded credit is available for an unpaid summer internship of sufficient duration. A detailed memorandum describing the policy and process can be found in the SCORE Resources Library. Direct any quesions about summer academic credit to Andrea Hilton.

Contact Professor Keri Gould, Director of Externships, for information about W&L Law's credit-bearing Tidewater Summer Externship Program.

Reimbursement for Public Sector & Judicial Clerkship Job Search Costs

Students who have incurred expenses during initial and call-back interviews with public sector employers, and those who have interviewed for a post-grad judicial clerkship, may apply for reimbursement.

  • Applications for reimbursement of public sector and judicial clerkship job search expenses must be submitted to OCS within 30 days of when the expenses incurred.
  • Visit the SCORE Resources Library for the full policy and the required reimbursement form.

Stop by OCS with questions, or email