Paul L. Caron

Monday, April 29, 2019

Weil Legal Innovators Program Pays Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, NYU & Penn Admittees $50k To Defer Law School For One Year To Work In Public Interest

WeilThe Weil Legal Innovators Program:

The Weil Legal Innovators Program engages incoming law school students in addressing some of the most pressing social and legal challenges in our communities today.

Legal Innovators is comprised of a cohort of 10 incoming law school students who plan to attend one of our WLI Law School Partners [Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, NYU & Penn Law Schools]. Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at one of WLI's sponsoring nonprofit organizations, executing a strategic initiative designed to leverage their business acumen and commitment to public service, while amplifying the impact of the sponsoring nonprofit.

What do Innovators receive for their participation?

  • $50,000 salary plus health benefits
  • $10,000 law school scholarship
  • Ongoing engagement with Weil, including a Weil Partner Mentor
  • Opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate program

Nonprofit partners sponsoring Innovators receive $40,000.

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Somehow law firms which make millions of dollars from the existing economic system, and pay people a fraction of their salary to change the same system for one year, doesn't do very much for me

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Apr 30, 2019 4:12:08 AM