The Diversity Summer Fellowship
in Health Law was developed in 2011 by the Health Law Section as part of the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Challenge to
develop and execute initiatives to increase the diversity of its membership,
leadership and programs and to evaluate the results.
The primary goal of the Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law is to
increase representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in
The Fellowship will provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds
an opportunity to experience health law practice. The ultimate goal of the
diversity effort of the Health Law Section is to create a network and forge relationships
which will foster greater diversity among health law attorneys throughout the
Eligibility - Law Student in a
New York State accredited law school.
Application Deadline - November 30,
Stipend - $5,000
Length - 8 weeks
materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before November 30, 2015 OR by email no later
than 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2015.
Mail: Melissa O'Clair, The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, please include ‘Health
Law Fellowship’ on the subject line.
2016 Application Form
The 2015 Summer Minority Internship Program recipients:
Congratulations to Justine Park and Brian Miguel Salazar, recipients of the Health Law Section Fellowship! Both are students at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Brian has been placed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
"I am very honored and humbled to accept the 2015 New York Bar Foundation Diversity Fellowship and to be the first rising second-year law student to work with the Mount Sinai Medical Center. It is an exciting opportunity to learn from Mount Sinai's Legal Department, following their consolidation with Continuum Health Partners. I look forward to being part of a relatively new department during a time of exciting transition and change. I was very impressed by the passion and excitement conveyed by the Mount Sinai's attorneys during my initial visit. Although the position will undoubtedly require hard work and dedication, I am confident that the upcoming summer a time of great learning and growth. The position will afford me the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of concentrations and assignments, including contracts, real estate, and litigation. Once again, I am truly grateful to the New York Bar Foundation for allowing me the opportunity to work with such a prestigious and impactful organization.”
Justine has been placed at Montefiore Medical Center.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the summer fellowship in Health Law offered by the New York State Bar Association not only in furtherance of my interest in Health Law, but also to have the opportunity to work with experienced health law professionals and attorneys. The program offers the opportunity gain experiences in the sector and understand the inner workings and procedures that go into the process."
The 2014 Summer Minority Internship Program recipients:
Mital Patel is a first year law student at Fordham University. She has a Masters in Health Administration and has participated in international internship service programs in Ecuador, Mambai, India and Palau National Hospital.
Alysha Sabarwal is a second year law student at Brooklyn Law School and is a Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient. She is a graduate of Rutger's University in Political Science and Labor Studies and this past semester was a Legal Health Intern at the New York Legal Assistance Group.Both Mital Patel and Alysha Sabarwal will be placed at New York University Medical Center this summer.