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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
March 19, 2021
$50,000 - $50,000

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 Program are currently open and will close on March 19, 2021.

2021-2022 Nonprofit Partners

Applicants will be able to identify their first and second choice Innovator opportunity at the following 15 leading national and international nonprofit organizations based across the United States:

  • ACLU of Texas
  • Ashoka
  • The Aspen Institute
  • Earthwatch
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Innocence Project
  • Met Council
  • Ms. Foundation
  • National Urban League
  • National Women's Law Center
  • Oxfam
  • Posse Foundation
  • 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). Should you be selected to move forward in the WLI interview process, we will work with you and our nonprofit partners to clarify expectations around where work will take place.

Eligibility

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

  • Berkeley School of Law
  • 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

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary

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 law school
  • All expenses paid for travel to and from New York City for WLI orientation in July 2021 and closing reception in July 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…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
767 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10153

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.

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