worldtraveler wrote: Jessuf wrote:
dead head wrote:Nope. It's $1,000 per month for 25+ hours/week at a qualifying public interest employer.
Note that if you put in 35+ hours per week (and are thus counted as employed full time under the ABA statistics), this is less than federal minimum wage.
For comparison, GW pays $15 per hour for up to 35 hours per week, and I don't think they have a public interest requirement. Also by way of comparison, student door-checkers get $16.90 at Georgetown.
This is horrible. I hate gulc.
Can you shame them into paying you more? I'm pretty sure every other T14 pays at least double that.
You can't shame them because their program is opaque. As you can see here, not even current students who are likely to need the program know how it works, let alone anyone outside the school. Very few of these school-funded fellowships have well publicized data, and almost all information on them comes from outside reporting as opposed to school-initiated disclosure. This seems like a ripe area for Law School Transparency to explore, but short of that it's difficult to bring attention to these programs (especially since no 0L thinks they'll ever need to use it).
Anyway, the bottom line is that there appears to be insufficient funding and a lack of will to do more. This is really bizarre given Georgetown's generous LRAP, the stupid amount of money they pay student employees in comparison, the huge amount of money they send to the main campus and medical center, the low amount of grant money they give to day students (the entire night class receives close to nothing), the huge (and grant-money ineligible) transfer and LLM classes, etc.
When the program was first introduced, it was actually $1,500 per month for 6 months. Apparently it has been extended to 12 months (though obviously cut to $1,000, but the somewhat dated external references to it still peg it as a 6-month program).