Provides funding for fellowships to minority students attending a law school in New York State to work in a litigation position in the public sector.
The fund has been named after the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. The goal of the fellowship program is to increase the representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in commercial litigation, and to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience litigation practice. The ultimate goal of the Fellowship is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity among commercial and federal litigators throughout the State of New York. Through the fellowship, students will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience.
The purpose of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section is to improve the quality of representation of clients, provide a forum for the improvement of law and procedure in the areas of commercial and federal litigation, and enhance the administration of justice.