Fellows spend their week tackling different legal challenges every day.
A week in the life of a fellow is filled with different challenges and learning opportunities. No day is like the one preceding it, but all days follow a similar structure.
Mornings (Monday - Friday)
Firm Meetings. Lex Fellows meet with firms every morning from 9:00 am to - 1:00 pm. The first hour of the meeting is spent getting to know the firm’s partner and listening to his introductory remarks regarding his specific field and practice.
Afterwards, the Fellows work for two hours on a real-life case that is provided by the firm. In some instances, fellows will be asked to produce different types of legal documents.
Throughout this time, Fellows work hand in hand with their Legal Advisors. Because of the complexity of the cases and the law, Fellows are asked to come prepared having read each case’s documentation provided previously in the Lex Casebook.
The last hour is spent evaluating the results and analysis the Fellows have come up with, listening to the firm’s associates’ legal insight and expertise first-hand.
Lunch & Network. Twice a week, Lex Fellows are given the opportunity to have lunch at the firms right after the conclusion of a meeting. These lunches are great opportunities for the fellows to get to know the firm’s partners and associates one-on-one.
Afternoons (Monday - Friday)
Lex Sessions. Lex Sessions are additional learning opportunities throughout the week. Some of these include visits to different governmental institutions and talks with officers across different branches of government or from international organizations. Every week we host a different renown speaker to present a current legal issue that the world is engaged in. Lex Sessions provide the opportunity to learn about public law as well, consolidating a holistic legal learning experience for the Fellows.
Office Hours. We know that academic and professional training is incredibly important to our Fellows. That is why we continuously provide opportunities to learn about law school applications, resume building, and interview skills from their Legal Advisors who have ample experience in each of these subjects.
Group Dinners. Lex Fellows all have dinner together twice a week, in the company of their Legal Advisors and Site Managers. These dinners are an amazing opportunity to get to know their peers and enjoy the cuisine of the native to the city they’re in.
Every Saturday the Lex Fellowship hosts an optional full-day excursion, where the Fellows travel to nearby cities and attractions and go on exciting adventures.
Fellows are free for the rest of the weekend to enjoy the cultural richness of the city they’re in. We encourage fellows to immerse themselves in the history, art, and cuisine that surrounds them, knowing opportunities like these come once in a lifetime.