Facilitating careers in commercial and bankruptcy law
The Barry L. Zaretsky Fellowship was established in honor of Professor Zaretsky, a member of the BLS faculty from 1978 until his death in 1997. Professor Zaretsky was a mentor to generations of students, a distinguished scholar in the fields of commercial and bankruptcy law, and a dedicated classroom teacher. The fellowship provides a stipend to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the field of bankruptcy or commercial law.
The Zaretsky Fellow works with faculty members and graduates in developing program content and materials for use in connection with the annual Zaretsky Roundtable. The Roundtable celebrates Professor Zaretsky's life and achievements by bringing together distinguished practitioners, judges, and academics to discuss cutting-edge commercial and bankruptcy law topics. Click below to view the Barry L. Zaretsky Roundtable Steering Committee.
The fellowship is awarded to an upperclass student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the fields of bankruptcy or commercial law and an interest in pursuing a career in either of those fields.
The Zaretsky Fellowship offers a select path of study for a Law School student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in either bankruptcy or commercial law, and is interested in pursuing a career in either of those fields. The Zaretsky Fellows work closely with faculty members and graduates on scholarly and community activities, including the noted Zaretsky Roundtable series, a celebration of Professor Zaretsky’s life and achievements at a dinner that brings together distinguished practitioners, judges, and academics to discuss cutting-edge commercial and bankruptcy law topics.
Applications are generally due in early fall of the academic year prior to the fellowship year. Contact either Professor Michael Gerber or Professor James Fanto to request an application.