South Asian Bar
Association of Chicago


Serving Chicagoland's South Asian Community

SABA Public Interest Fellowship

Fellowship Application Deadline: Saturday, May 15, 2020

Thank you for your interest in the South-Asian Bar Association of Chicago Foundation (the “SABA Chicago Foundation”) Law Student Public Interest Fellowship! The SABA Chicago Foundation Fellowship will be providing a $2,500 grant to two law school students this year who works in an unpaid or low-paid summer position benefiting the public interest. Work benefiting the South-Asian community is  referable but not required.

All applicants for the 2021 SABA Chicago Foundation Law Student Public Interest Fellowship (“Fellowship”) must complete this application and sign the Applicant’s Certification at the end of this form. Additionally, to promote the grant recipient's exposure to public interest law, the selected applicant must commit to volunteering for a minimum of 18 hours between June to December of 2021 in support of  SABA Chicago Foundation's pro bono activities, including the Cyriac Kappil Clinic, as the SABA Chicago Foundation Summer Intern.

A completed application consists of the following:

  • Section I Applicant Information
  • Section II Employer Information & Job Description
  • Section III Resume & Personal Statement
  • Section IV Applicant’s Certification and statement of commitment to volunteering in support of SABA Chicago Foundation’s pro bono legal activities.

All applications must be submitted to the SABA Chicago Foundation by midnight on Saturday, May 15, 2020. The recipient of the fellowship will be announced by Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Questions should be  directed to Lynn Preshad (, Secretary of the SABA Chicago Foundation Board. Please return the completed application to Lynn Preshad via e-mail at

2021 SABA Fellowship Application:

2021 SABA Fellowship Application PDF