Business Law Section Fellowship Program

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.

Eligible Students

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).

Application Requirements

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 Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2023.


Please send questions to Taa Grays, Diversity Committee Chair, at [email protected].