Application Details

Applications for the 2024-2025 Weil Legal Innovators (WLI) Program are closed. Applications for the 2025-2026 WLI Program cycle will open in January 2025.

Application Guidelines
Watch the WLI Informational Webinar

Key Dates

January 2024

WLI applications open

March 18, 2024

WLI applications close

April 2024

Interview Round I with WLI Steering Committee

Interview Round II with WLI Nonprofit Partners

May 1, 2024

Offers extended to Innovators

July 2024

WLI Program commences

WLI Conference in NYC (July 15-17)

July 2025

WLI Program concludes


  • $60,000 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 trip to New York City for the program’s three-day conference at the beginning and end of the fellowship year, during which fellows engage in trainings, networking and celebratory activities with other fellows, alumni and Weil attorneys and staff
  • An opportunity to work at and learn from a leading national or international public service organization
  • Direct access to mentorship opportunities with attorneys and professional staff at various levels
  • A guaranteed opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate Program with dedicated support from the Weil Legal Innovators network.
  • Professional development trainings from leading instructors in the academic, for-profit and nonprofit sectors.