Diversity Summer Fellowship in Health Law

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 health law.

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 state.

Eligibility - Law Student in a New York State accredited law school.

Application Deadline - March 1, 2015

Stipend - $5,000

Length - 8 weeks If you are interested, please 


All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before March 1, 2015 OR by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2015. Email submissions should be sent to moclair@tnybf.org, please include ‘Health Law Fellowship’ on the subject line. 

Application Form

The 2014 Summer Minority Internship Program recipients were:

  • 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.