Following a rigorous selection process that included the review of nearly 50 applications, the Fellows Committee has selected the inaugural class of NextGen and Innovation Fellows. The ABA Center for Innovation will soon announce the names of the selected Fellows.
NextGen Fellows are recent law school graduates who—with the exception of the ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow—will spend a year in residence at ABA headquarters working on an innovative legal services project. They will each receive a salary and benefits, as well as intensive training and support from Center members and staff. The ABA Center for Innovation-Microsoft NextGen Fellow will spend a year in residence at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Innovation Fellows are experienced lawyers and other professionals, who will spend approximately nine to twelve weeks in residence at the Center, receiving intensive training and support from Center members and staff.
In total, the Center will welcome up to six NextGen and three Innovation Fellows to its inaugural class. All Fellows will enroll in a rigorous ABA Center for Innovation boot camp that covers the state of legal services in America, design thinking, approaches to innovation, philanthropy, and communication. The Center is currently developing the boot camp with help from Stanford Law School and the Illinois Institute of Technology Design School, among other collaborators.