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.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria
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.

Once selected, the fellow is expected to take an active role in the development and hosting of the Zaretsky Roundtable event for the fellowship year.

Application Process
Applications are generally due in early fall of the academic year prior to the fellowship year.

Learn more about the Barry L. Zaretsky Fellowship and Roundtable.