Friday, December 21, 2012
New York Bar Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2013 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship
THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
2013 ANTITRUST SECTION
Law Student fellowship
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship, which has been established by the Foundation through gifts from the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Fellowship will be awarded to a current first or second year law student to work on antitrust and related matters in the public sector in the State of New York during the Summer of 2013.
Fellowship Program Goals
Provide law students an opportunity to experience antitrust practice during the summer after their first year of law school and to increase the representation of lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds in the practice of antitrust law in New York. The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to forge relationships among antitrust practitioners throughout the State of New York and foster greater diversity in the antitrust bar. Through the Fellowship, a student will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; the Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office.
- The Fellowship, valued at $6,000, will be awarded to one (1) student to spend the summer of 2013 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office.
- The Fellow will be a guest member of the NYSBA Antitrust Section for two years starting with the award of the Fellowship.
- The Fellow will be invited to attend Executive Committee meetings of the NYSBA Antitrust Section during the Summer and Fall of 2013.
- The Fellowship recipient will be announced no later than March 15, 2013.
The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students (as of the Fall 2012 semester) who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities and meet the criteria under the heading “Judging” below.
The Fellowship will take place during the summer of 2013 for a period of 10 weeks, approximately from June 3 to August 9, 2013. The expected work requirement per week generally will be 35 to 40 hours.
Location of Fellowship
The 2013 Fellowship will take place in the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Field Office. Fellowship finalists will be interviewed in New York City.
Payment of Fellowship
The student will receive $3,000 at the start of the Fellowship with the remaining $3,000 paid to the student at the end of the Fellowship (no federal or state income taxes will be withheld and a 1099 will be issued to the student by January 31, 2014).
Housing and Other Expenses
Housing, transportation and all other expenses to participate in the Fellowship will be provided by the student.
Fellowship Application Requirements
The applicant must submit the following:
- A completed application (application form below)
- Cover letter of interest
- Unofficial undergraduate school transcript
- Two letters of recommendation
- One writing sample on any topic related to the law. The writing sample must be at least five pages but shall not exceed 10 typed pages double-spaced.
All hard copy materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or
before Friday, February 1, 2013.
A Fellowship Committee will undertake a careful review of all applications for the Fellowship, and will consider the criteria below in evaluating each candidate. No single criterion or combination of criteria will be dispositive.
- Content and quality of application materials.
- Demonstrated interest in antitrust and/or consumer protection.
- New York permanent residence or demonstrated intent to reside and practice law in New York following graduation from law school.
- Diverse background (e.g., Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latino/a, LGBT, Native American/Alaska Native, Physically Disabled.)
- Work experience.
- Academic record.
- Leadership experience.
- Extracurricular activities and community service.
- Quality of written expression.
- Maturity, integrity and professionalism.
- Any other relevant factors.
All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before Friday, February 1, 2013.
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