Application Details

Applications for the 2022-2023 Weil Legal Innovators (WLI) Program are now open!

Application Guidelines
WLI Program Application

Key Dates

December 2021

WLI applications open

March 2022

WLI applications close

April 2022

Interview Round I with WLI Steering Committee

Interview Round II with WLI Nonprofit Partners

May 2022

Offers extended to Innovators

July 2022

WLI Program commences

July 2023

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 2022 and closing reception in 2023 (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
  • Mentors from across Weil, including lawyers and professional staff at various levels
  • The opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate Program
  • Professional development trainings from leading instructors in the academic, for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

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