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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.

PipS Fellowship

PipS (public interest and public service) is a two-year fellowship program sponsored by Brooklyn Law School, in cooperation with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, which encompasses students’ last year of law school and first post-graduate year. The mission of PipS is to improve the practical skills of new lawyers, while expanding the ability of nonprofit organizations and government agencies to provide legal services.

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 migrants. This year, the Fellowship will support work on behalf of migrants at the US/Mexico border who are either subject to detention or to the Migrant Protection Protocols (“Remain in Mexico”).

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.