Friday, November 24, 2017
NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION 2018 ANTITRUST SECTION LAW STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
2018 ANTITRUST SECTION
LAW STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 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 up to four current first or second year law students to work on antitrust and related matters in the public sector in the State of New York during the Summer of 2018.
About Antitrust Law
Antitrust laws prohibit business practices that deprive consumers of the benefits of competition, including conduct that may result in higher prices for products or harm consumers by discouraging innovation or depriving them of greater choices. Antitrust laws can be enforced through criminal or civil investigations and cases. Federal and state antitrust agencies have authority to enforce antitrust laws in the U.S. In addition, there are many other countries with antitrust/competition laws. Antitrust investigations often involve consideration of economic relationships among companies and other participants in an industry and overall market dynamics.
Fellowship Program Goals
Provide law students an opportunity to experience antitrust and government investigations practice during the summer after their first or second 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 Office.
- Up to four (4) Fellowships, each currently valued at $6,000, will be awarded to students to spend the summer of 2018 (10 weeks) working on antitrust matters in one of the following agencies: the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Office.
Proof of U.S. citizenship may be required for employment with federal law enforcement agencies.
- The Fellows will be guest members of the NYSBA Antitrust Section for two years starting with the award of the Fellowship.
- The Fellows will be invited to attend Executive Committee meetings of the NYSBA Antitrust Section during the Summer and Fall of 2018.
- The Fellows will be announced no later than February 28, 2018.
The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) and second-year (2L) students (as of the Fall 2017 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 2018 for a period of 10 weeks, between June and August 2018; the precise dates will be provided when the fellowship is awarded. The expected work requirement per week generally will be 35 to 40 hours.
Location of Fellowship
The 2018 Fellowship will take place in one of the following agencies: the New York Office of New York Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau; Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region; or Department of Justice Antitrust Division, New York Office. Fellowship finalists will be interviewed in New York City in early 2018.
Payment of Fellowship
Each Fellow will receive $3,000 at the start of the Fellowship with the remaining $3,000 paid to each Fellow 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, 2019).
Housing and Other Expenses
Housing, transportation and all other expenses to participate in the Fellowship will be provided by the student. Finalists’ costs of out of town travel to participate in interviews in New York City may be reimbursed.
Fellowship Application Requirements
The applicant must submit the following:
- A completed application (application form below)
- Cover letter of interest
- Unofficial law school transcript (if available)
- 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
January 12, 2018.
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.
- Work experience.
- Academic record.
- Leadership experience.
- Extracurricular activities and community service.
- Quality of written expression.
- Maturity, integrity and professionalism.
- 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 (g., Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latino/a, LGBT, Native American/Alaska Native, Physically Disabled.)
- Any other relevant factors.
All materials must be submitted by mail with a postmark on or before January 12, 2018.
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