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Weil Legal Innovators Program - Public Service Fellowship for Rising Law Students

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges Foundation


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July 1, 2021
July 1, 2022
March 19, 2021
$50,000 salary, plus benefits
Full-time Schedule

The Weil Legal Innovators Program (WLI) engages incoming law school students in addressing some of the most pressing social and legal challenges in our communities today. Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at a WLI partner nonprofit organization for a paid public service fellowship, executing a strategic initiative designed to leverage their business acumen and commitment to public service, while amplifying the impact of the nonprofits and their important missions.

Applications for the 2021-2022 WLI class will open in fall/winter 2020 and close in spring 2021.


2021-2022 Nonprofit Partners

Applicants will be able to identify their first and second choice Innovator opportunity at +13 leading national and international nonprofit organizations based across the United States, which includes:

  • ACLU of Texas
  • Ashoka
  • The Aspen Institute
  • Earthwatch
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Innocence Project
  • Met Council
  • National Urban League
  • National Women's Law Center
  • Oxfam
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • United Way of New York City
  • Youth INC

Remote work: Note that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our nonprofit partners are currently operating in a remote environment and will likely continue operating remotely by the commencement of the Innovator’s working year (July 2021). 


Eligibility

All students who have been accepted to and intend to attend one of the seven WLI law school partners are eligible to apply to the program:

  • Columbia University Law School
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School

Eligibility is open to students with prior professional experience, as well as students applying directly to law school from an undergraduate institution. The WLI Steering Committee aims to identify a class of innovators for the WLI program that is diverse in many regards including demographic background, educational background, work experience, geographic representation, and diversity in thought.

The Weil Legal Innovators Program (WLI) engages incoming law school students in addressing some of the most pressing social and legal challenges in our communities today. Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at a WLI…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Salary

Benefits

  • $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus full health benefits coverage inclusive of medical, vision and dental
  • A one-time $10,000 law school scholarship awarded upon starting first year of law school at a WLI partner institution
  • All expenses paid for travel to and from New York City for WLI orientation in 2021 and closing reception in 2022 (subject to shift to virtual events due to COVID-19)
  • An opportunity to work at and learn from a leading national or international public service organization
  • A dedicated Weil Partner mentor for the duration of the program
  • The opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate Program
  • $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus full health benefits coverage inclusive of medical, vision and dental
  • A one-time $10,000 law school scholarship awarded upon…

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at: www.weil-legal-innovators.com.

To speak to a member of the WLI team, please contact us at: legalinnovators@weil.com.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at: www.weil-legal-innovators.com.

To speak to a member of the WLI team, please contact us at: legalinnovators@weil.com.

Location

New York, NY

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