Fellowship Program Goals
The Fellowship has been created as part of the Corporate Counsel Section’s commitment to diversity and in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge. The fellowship goal is twofold. First, to provide the selected organizations with the chance to have students from a diverse range of backgrounds provide assistance without cost and second, to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience in-house legal practice.
A second year law student from a New York law school from under-represented groups capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. A minimum GPA of 2.5, a letter of interest with a discussion about your personal commitment to diversity and how being from an under-represented group has impacted you along with a writing sample will be required upon application.
The fellowship will take place at a New York public interest legal or charitable organization that The New York Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors will select from among organizations that apply to The Foundation for a grant. The student will assist the organization’s general counsel (or other similar individual holding a counsel position) with matters relating to counsel or advice to the organization.
The Program shall operate during the summer of 2016, and the NY public interest legal or charitable organization will employ and pay the intern at least $6,000 stipend or an hourly equivalent based on the hours required.
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