Judicial Fellowship

The Dr. M.L. "Hank" Henry, Jr. Judicial Fellowship Program was established in memory of the groundbreaking efforts by Dr. Henry, as the Executive Director of the Fund for Modern Courts, to ensure that openly gay and lesbian candidates were considered for appointed judicial positions.

​LGBT Bar NY's 2024 Hank Henry Fellowship program consists of a 12-week summer internship that offers the opportunity to rotate among multiple LGBTQ judges at various levels of the judiciary. This experience provides an insider’s understanding of the judicial system and the opportunity to work alongside openly LGBTQ  judges. Additionally, depending on the assignments selected by the fellow in conjunction with the judges, students can expect to complete 1-2 written assignments consisting of draft decisions and/or memorandums.

​A $4,500 stipend accompanies the position. Students with funding from other sources are encouraged to apply, although the stipend may be limited to assisting students without funding.

​The fellowship is intended for law students with a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, LGBTQ rights. The program values diversity. All interested students are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2024 Hank Henry Judicial Fellowship are closed. Click below for more information about the application procedure.

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Past Hank Henry Fellows

2022 Hank Henry Judicial Fellows