Bergstrom Fellowship is Accepting Applications!

The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce the 2017 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Training, which will be held at the law school from May 15, 2017 to May 17, 2017.  Applications are due by March 15, 2017.

For the past twenty years, the University of Michigan Law School has invited students interested in child welfare law to spend three days in Ann Arbor, prior to starting their summer internship at a child welfare office, to participate in a comprehensive training on child welfare law and practice.  Over the three days, students learn the basic legal framework of child protection and foster care as well as the interdisciplinary perspectives so important to successful lawyering in this field, including hearing from experts in child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction.  In addition to the training, many fellows say one of the best things about the training is meeting and forming a network with other like-minded law students from around the country.  The Bergstrom Foundation will fund travel expenses for the participants, housing during the fellowship training and meals.

Interested students can learn more about the program and can download the application here.  If you have any further questions, please contact our Training Coordinator, Jackie Julien, at (734) 763-5000 or e-mail her at

The Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship has been an inspiring and invaluable experience for law students interested in pursuing careers in child welfare law.