For Students

UC Law students engage with the Jones Center through a variety of programs, including reading groups, Urgent Conversation Events, panel discussions, social hours, and workshops focused on careers in gender, race, and social justice.

UC Law students also have opportunities to directly impact the work of the Jones Center through the SJ Fellows Program or through working as a program assistant.

The SJ Fellows Program invites outstanding students to help with events and programming, complete externships with local social justice organization, and participate in a three-credit research project. Program Assistants, who are usually 1L or 2L students, are hired for 12-20 hours during the academic year to collaborate with the Jones Center team, including outreach efforts and program coordination.

Apply to be a Social Justice Fellow

You can apply to become one of a limited number of outstanding students who serve as Social Justice Fellows. Our Fellows:

  • Research current social justice issues
  • Enroll in courses that teach legal analysis through the intersecting lenses of race, gender, class and sexuality (including two of the following three courses, with at least one taken as a 2L: Critical Race Theory, Feminist Jurisprudence, Gender and the Law)
  • Complete externships with local social justice organizations
  • Participate in activities that seek to cultivate social justice scholars, leaders and activists
  • Participate in a three-credit research project sponsored by the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice
  • Help with the Jones Center’s annual fall event and attend occasional programs throughout the academic year.

If you’d like to be considered for a Social Justice Fellowship, please submit the online application.