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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellows Program

Troy Rule (Missouri) passes on this info about the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellows Program

The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellows Program encourages the active involvement and participation of young lawyers in Section activities. The goal of the program is to give young lawyers an opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the RPTE Section, while developing into future leaders.

As a RPTE Fellow, You Will:

• Be assigned to work with a substantive Committee Chair, who will serve as a mentor
and help expose you to all aspects of committee membership

• Get involved in a substantive project, which could include writing for a RPTE publication

• Become a Section liaison to the ABA Young Lawyers Division or your local bar association

• Become an active member of the Membership Committee

• Attend important Section leadership meetings

Click here for more information and to view the 2012 Fellows application

The Fellowship appointment is for two years. To be considered for selection, a person (1) must have practiced in the trusts and estates or real property area for at least one year (and be younger than 36 years of age or have been admitted to the bar less than 10 years), and (2) should have demonstrated leadership at the state or local bar level or in the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA.  As part of the Section's commitment to diversity, three of the six Fellows selected will be minority applicants.

Fellows applications are due June 15, 2012.

 
According to Troy, you need not have “demonstrated leadership at the state or local bar level or in the Young Lawyer’s Division of the ABA” to get a fellowship.  The fellowship provides $4,000 to cover expenses for four great trips to ABA conferences over a period of two years.  E-mail Troy (rulet@missouri.edu) if you have any questions about the fellowships.

Sadly, I aged out of this opportunity a while ago.

Ben Barros

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I was an RPTE Fellow in, I believe 2005-07. It was a fabulous opportunity and has led to a wonderful network of relationships, as well as collateral opportunities in the ABA and other real estate-related organizations. I am still involved in ABA-RPTE leadership, and we are trying to involve more property law professors, particularly young law professors, in the section. The Fellows program is a great way to get more involved and build your network -- if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask me or Troy.

Posted by: Tanya Marsh | May 8, 2012 3:01:14 PM

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