Each year, a group of students from the incoming class is chosen for a Fellowship at the Government Law Center. Fellows are given a series of opportunities:
- Once a month, Fellows gather for lunch or breakfast with a government attorney or a lawyer whose practice involves government, including senior partners in high-profile law firms, lawyers for government agencies, judges, lobbyists, nonprofit leaders, and union lawyers.
- Fellows get preference over other students for internships at the Government Law Center, researching legal and policy issues and contributing to GLC publications
- GLC staff, including the Director, are available to Fellows for career mentoring and help to navigate the challenges of law school.
- Fellows will be invited as special guests to Advisory Board Meetings and Advisory Board subcommittees.
- Fellows can "shadow" GLC Advisory Board members and staff, who will serve as informal mentors – to spend a day or so at their offices and sit in on high-level meetings.
- Fellows can help plan and attend the Warren Anderson Legislative Breakfast Series which take place during the NYS Legislative Session.
- Fellows will have the chance to engage in informal settings (small receptions, lunches) with exceptional legal minds who participate in GLC programs who may include judges and high-placed attorneys.
- Fellows can accompany the GLC Director and senior GLC legal staff to meetings with legislative leaders, agency heads, potential event sponsors, business leaders, and elected officials.
The Fellowship lasts for one year. Fellows who wish to renew the Fellowship for their second and third years are given preference over other student applicants.
Applications will be accepted until the first day of classes on August 20, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the fellowship program in September of 2018.