The goal of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Business Law Section (BLS) Fellowship Program (“the Program”) is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity in law firms throughout New York State. Through the Program, Fellows will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience by host law firms working in partnership with the NYSBA Business Law Section’s Diversity Committee.
Fellows will be placed at a law firm based in New York State for a ten-week Fellowship (maximum 40 hours per week).
The Diversity Committee will have an orientation meeting for the Fellows prior to the start of the Fellowship, periodic check-ins during the summer, and a wrap-up meeting at the conclusion of the Fellowship.
Students must be class of 2024 or 2025 from diverse backgrounds attending a New York State law school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities during the summer of 2023 either virtually, hybrid or in-person (to be discussed with firm).
Please submit the following application materials via email in one PDF submission: 1) application form; 2) letter of interest (stating why you are interested in practicing business law); 3) resume; 4) unofficial, current law school transcript; and 5) writing sample (no longer than 10 pages). For information about the NYSBA Business Law Section please visit https://nysba.org/committees/business-law-section/. Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2023.
Please send questions to Taa Grays, Diversity Committee Chair, at [email protected].