Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship

The Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship within the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network supports one rising 2L or 3L student spending their summer focused on promoting or improving women’s rights. The Gillette Fellowship was established in honor of the late Abby Lyn Gillette, former assistant dean of academic affairs at NYU School of Law from 2000 to 2008, by her husband, Professor Clayton Gillette, and their son Alex, in honor of her commitment to advancing women’s leadership in the legal profession. The recipient will receive $15,000 in lieu of a regular PILC grant ($5,00 for rising 2Ls and $7,500 for rising 3Ls).

The application period for the 2024 Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship will begin in Spring 2024; the recipient will be notified in early April. To apply, interested rising 2L and 3L students are asked to submit the following materials to with the subject line “Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship”: 1) resume, 2) unofficial transcript, and 3) short personal statement (of no more than 500 words). The personal statement should describe your interest in and contributions toward women’s rights, broadly defined, in and outside of law school thus far; identify the firm or organization where you will be working over summer 2023; and describe how your work will improve or promote women’s rights.

Learn more about current and previous recipients of the Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship.