Dean Leigh H. Taylor Public Interest Law Fund


On the occasion of his retirement and in recognition of his dedication to Southwestern and the Public Interest Law Program, Southwestern alumni established an endowment fund in Dean Emeritus Leigh H. Taylor's name in 2005.

The program consists of off-campus employment at selected public interest organizations during the Summer semester. You can earn up to $4000 during the Summer Semester while working at a non-for-profit public interest organization.

Dean Taylor, an ardent supporter of public interest programs and their invaluable contribution to society, retired as Dean of Southwestern in the summer of 2005, after 27 years of service to the school.

If you would like additional information about the fund or to make a contribution, contact the Institutional Advancement Office.


To apply for a Southwestern Summer Public Interest Law Grant, you must electronically submit your application and resume through the following link:

Handwritten or paper applications will not be accepted. Upon successfully submitting your application, you will receive an auto-generated email to confirm the receipt of your application. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

After the selection committee reviews the application materials students should be notified if they are selected by the end of March. 


The deadline to apply for the Summer Public Interest Law Grant which includes the Dean Leigh H. Taylor Public Interest Law Fund is typically in early March each year and will be posted on the student portal along with all pertinent information.