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.

Applications for the 2021 Abby Lyn Gillette Fellowship will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on Monday, March 8, 2021, and must be submitted by Sunday, March 28, at 11:59 p.m. ET. 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) identifying the ways in which their work will improve or promote women’s rights, and the firm or organization where they will be working over summer 2021.

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