Experience. Expand. Explore.
Each day of the Lex Fellowship follows a similar structure, but no day is the same. Over the course of the program, Fellows will visit a variety of different law firms and legal institutions, explore and analyze real cases, gain a network of peer and professional contacts, receive training and mentorship from their Legal Advisor, and explore a new city.
Sample Weekday Schedule
7:30 am: Wake up, Fellows enjoy an organized breakfast
8:45 am: Travel by public transportation to one of Lex’s partner law firms
9:30 am: Fellows become acquainted with one of the firm’s attorneys and listen to introductory remarks about the firm’s specialty and practice. The attorney presents a real-world, modified case.
10:30 am: Guided by their Legal Advisor, Fellows analyze the case provided by the firm. In some instances, Fellows will be asked to produce different types of legal documents. Because of the complexity of the cases and the law, Fellows are encouraged to read the case documentation provided in the Lex Casebook prior to this session.
11:30 am: The group spends the last 30-60 minutes of the morning evaluating the Fellow’s analysis and conclusions. The firm’s associates provide legal insights and first-hand expertise.
12:30 pm: On certain days of the week, Lex Fellows may be given the opportunity to enjoy a light lunch with the partners after the conclusion of the morning session. This is a great time for deeper questions and networking.
3:00 pm: During the afternoon learning opportunities offered by the Legal Advisors throughout the week, Fellows can broaden their understanding through informational sessions, moot courts and discussions. Legal Advisors also contribute their ample knowledge and personal experience by guiding Fellows in the ins and outs of law school applications, resume building, and interview skills.
4:30 pm: Free time
7:00 pm: Twice a week, Fellows spend time enjoying each other’s company and their city’s cuisine through group dinners.
Weekends: Excursions & Free Time
On weekends, law firm visits are put on hold to allow Fellows to navigate the culture around them.
In addition to the valuable legal experience that Fellows gain, the Lex Fellowship also aims to foster the development of cultural perspective. By exploring their host city, engaging with locals, and enjoying the delights and challenges of an immersive experience, Fellows deepen and broaden their understanding of the people and lifestyles that shape the legal environment.
Every Saturday, Fellows have the option to participate in an organized full-day excursion to a nearby city or local attraction such as a museum, park or historic site. On Sundays, Fellows are free to immerse themselves in the history, art, and culture of the city around them.