New Weil Legal Innovators Program to offer unique opportunity to accepted NYU Law applicants

NYU Law is one of five law schools selected for participation in the inauguration of the Weil Legal Innovators Program (WLI), a philanthropic initiative announced this month by law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Under the program, 10 individuals accepted to one of the schools will defer entry to complete a year of public service at a WLI partner nonprofit organization.

Supported by WLI, each participant will receive a $50,000 salary for the program year, including benefits, and a $10,000 law school scholarship. The public service organization hosting the participant will also receive $40,000. Weil says it selected nonprofit partners for WLI that have “a deep commitment to social, economic and/or legal justice, and a desire to solve complex societal challenges through innovative solutions.” WLI participants will also be matched with a Weil partner who will provide coaching and mentorship.

“We are honored that NYU Law was selected as an inaugural participant in the Weil Legal Innovators Program,” says NYU Law Dean Trevor Morrison. “It will provide participants with a unique opportunity for training, mentorship, and work in public service that is certain to shape and enrich their law school experience.”

The inaugural program year for WLI will run from July 2020 to July 2021. Applications will open in November of this year, and information about how to apply will be available on the WLI website.

Posted April 25, 2019