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Preparing the next generation of extraordinary lawyers

Intellectual growth. Leadership opportunies. Professional development.

Our fellowships at Brooklyn Law School are valuable externships and rich educational programs that encompass a broad range of emerging issues. Each fellowship offers academic insights, practical experience, and far-reaching networking opportunities that will take you beyond practice, and help you to succeed. A small number of students are selected for each fellowship who have strong academic backgrounds and a proven commitment to the goals of the program. Contact persons for each fellowship can be found on their respective web pages below, and early filing of your application is highly recommended.

Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship

Preparing lawyers to work for social justice and the greater good has been part of Brooklyn Law School's mission since our founding over a century ago. The Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, established in 1985, has earned nationwide recognition and is an important element of that mission.

Trade Secrets Institute Fellowship

The Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) awards paid fellowships to a few qualified students every year. The TSI provides comprehensive coverage of key trade secret cases and legislative or regulatory initiatives throughout the U.S. and internationally via a newly created website and database, as well as in-depth analysis of important legal issues, decisions, legislation, regulatory initiatives, and the business matters at stake.

Barry L. Zaretsky Fellowship

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.

Immigrants' Rights Fellowship

The Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship Program offers a special opportunity for students to provide essential legal assistance to immigrants. The Fellowship will support work taking place in the U.S. on behalf of migrants. Students locate internships in organizations that fit this description and engage in 10 weeks of supervised legal work.

International Human Rights Fellowship

The International Human Rights Fellowship program offers an opportunity for students to engage in concentrated study in the field of international human rights and perform international human rights work abroad. Students locate internships in international organizations abroad and engage in 10 weeks of legal work overseas under the supervision an attorney for a non-governmental or inter-governmental organization concerned with international human rights.

Health Law & Policy Fellowship

The Health Law and Policy Fellowship is designed for Law School students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and/or professional achievement in health, public health, science, and/or biotechnology, and who are interested in pursuing legal careers in those fields.

International Business Law Fellowship

The International Business Law Fellowship (IBL) Program offers an outstanding educational experience for students who plan to pursue careers in business law. IBL Fellows are invited to attend all programs of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, Including unique programs designed to introduce them to the specialization.

Criminal Justice Fellowship

Fellowships from the Center for Criminal Justice are awarded to rising 3L students each summer. These students work to support the activities of the Center including assisting the Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence & Ethics program.

Marsha Garrison Family Law & Policy Fellowship

The Marsha Garrison Family Law & Policy Fellowship is designed for Brooklyn Law School (BLS) students who are interested in pursuing legal careers in family law and policy and have demonstrated strong academic and professional achievement. The one-year fellowship, renewable for a second year, is open to all students after the completion of their first year of law school. Fellows receive a stipend during each year of the fellowship. Working with a faculty mentor, fellows select a research project, complete a major research paper, and make a public presentation at the annual Spring fellowship colloquium. Fellows do not receive academic credit for their fellowship work but may use their research as the basis for independent study or a journal note. The fellowship provides a valuable opportunity for students interested in family law and policy to pursue in-depth research, build writing and analytical skills, and make connections both within Brooklyn Law School and in the larger family-law community. To request application information contact Cynthia Godsoe at cynthia.godsoe@brooklaw.edu.