For over 20 years, the ABA Business Law Fellows Program has represented and encouraged the participation of diverse lawyers in Section activities. Through the Fellows Program, underrepresented lawyers are provided a springboard to substantive leadership roles within the Section. Fellows are offered unique leadership roles, mentorships, and subsidized attendance at Business Law Section Meetings. Through committee assignments that align with their practice areas, Fellows are enabled to contribute substantive work that includes authoring for publications, presenting on panels, and networking with leaders in the field.
Each spring, the Section selects up to 12 Fellows to participate in a two-year term in the program. To apply, complete this online application by May 15, 2019.
Those that have demonstrated leadership involvement within the ABA, Business Law Section, and/or a bar organization committed to one of the following areas: young lawyers (under 40 years of age or in practice for less than 10 years), lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, or lawyers with a disability, are encouraged to apply.