Application Details

Applications for the 2021-2022 Weil Legal Innovators (WLI) program are now closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 cycle will open in fall/winter 2021.

Review the 2020-2021 WLI Application Guidelines including all nonprofit partner opportunities and complete job descriptions
Watch our informational webinar video here.

Key Dates

December 2020

WLI applications open

March 2021

WLI applications close

Interview Round I with WLI Steering Committee

April 2021

Interview Round II with WLI Nonprofit Partners

May 2021

Offers extended to Innovators

July 2021

WLI Program commences

JULY 2022

WLI Program concludes


  • $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus full health benefits coverage inclusive of medical, vision and dental
  • A one-time $10,000 law school scholarship awarded upon starting first year of law school at a WLI partner institution
  • All expenses paid for travel to and from New York City for WLI orientation in 2021 and closing reception in 2022 (subject to shift to virtual events due to COVID-19)
  • An opportunity to work at and learn from a leading national or international public service organization
  • A dedicated Weil Partner mentor for the duration of the program
  • The opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate Program

WLI Steering Committee

Selection commettee

Karen Ballack

Co-Chair and Partner, Silicon Valley

Selection commettee

Adam Hemlock

Co-Chair and Partner, New York

Selection commettee

Howard Chatzinoff

Retired Partner, New York

Selection commettee

Lori Fife

Retired Partner, New York

Selection commettee

Paul Genender

Partner, Dallas

Selection commettee

Adé Heyliger

Partner, Washington, D.C.

Selection commettee

Ramona Nee

Partner, Boston

Selection commettee

Marsha Simms

Retired Partner, New York

Selection commettee

Barb Short

Director, US Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement - Sanofi US