The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it has renamed its ‘Intellectual Property Law Section Fellowship’  in honor of distinguished Albany Law School alumna and community leader, Miriam “Mimi” Maccoby Netter. “The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section” has replaced the existing ‘Intellectual Property Law Section Fellowship’.   

Funding for one grant, valued at $5,000, will be available for a public interest intellectual property organization or charity in New York State to conduct the fellowship during summer 2011.  The fellow will be selected by the grantee organization and the organization will offer the fellowship to a student enrolled in a New York State law school during the 2011 spring semester at the 1L or 2L level. The fellow will assist the organization in matters relating to intellectual property law.  Complete guidelines for the fellowship are attached and may also be accessed at: http://www.tnybf.org/Scholarships/Guidelines2011IPLFellowship.pdf

Law students interested in pursuing ‘The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section’ should encourage a qualified organization to submit a grant application to The New York Bar Foundation by October 15, 2010 to seek funding for the fellowship.  The fellowship program goals are to increase the representation of lawyers in intellectual property law and to provide students with an opportunity to experience intellectual property law practice.