Young Lawyer Fellowship

2016-2017 Fellowship Application Deadline: OCTOBER 8, 2015


The Intellectual Property Law Section is seeking applications for its Young Lawyer Fellowship Program and is asking members to apply for one of the two two-year positions as “NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section Fellows.”

This fellowship is designed to provide leadership opportunities for young lawyers, and reflects the Section’s long-standing commitment to increasing the participation and retention of young lawyers in Section activities. Through this program, the Section seeks to develop future leaders of the Section. Fellows will be granted opportunities to become involved in the Section’s activities and to be an important voice within the Section. 

A critical feature of the Fellowship is a commitment by the Fellows to take advantage of the many opportunities afforded to them under the program, such as: free admission to many of the Section’s events, including the Section’s Annual Meeting; involvement in the activities of the Young Lawyers Committee; invitations to the Section’s networking events, where the Fellow can promote the recruiting of new members; invitations to some of the Section’s Executive Committee meetings; opportunities to publish in the Section’s newsletter, Bright Ideas; and opportunities to mentor future Fellows.

To be eligible, you must be a newly admitted attorney (up to 5 years) or a law student, and be a member of the NYSBA and the IP Section. In selecting Fellows, the following will be considered: participation in the Intellectual Property Law Section and its committees, including the Young Lawyers Committee; participation in the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section; participation in other intellectual property law organizations; and enthusiasm for and commitment to intellectual property law.

The duration of the fellowship will be from the time of selection in the fall of 2015 until mid-January 2018, prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting.

All applications are due by 5pm on October 8, 2015. Please submit a resume and cover letter, no more than three pages in total, to: IntellectualProperty@nysba.org. The fellowship will begin upon selection, but winners will be officially recognized during the Section’s Annual Meeting in New York City, January 26, 2016.

Questions? Contact IP Section Young Lawyers Committee Chair Nyasha S. Foy, Esq., at nyasha.foyesq@gmail.com.

Not a member of the IP Law Section? Join here (dues are $30 year with current NYSBA membership; half price for law students.)

MEET THE 2014-2015 YOUNG LAWYER FELLOWS

2014-2015 IP Section Young Lawyer Fellows


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