BLB&G Launches New Scholarship Program for Columbia Law School Graduates | New


Today, leading investor rights law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (BLB&G) is proud to announce the BLB&G Fellowship Program. The program provides the opportunity for a Columbia Law School graduate to work in a litigation role with a public interest organization for two years before joining the world-class shareholder rights litigation practice of BLB&G.

One scholar will be selected each year from the current class of Columbia Law School or from the last two classes. The fellow will become a BLB&G partner, attend firm meetings, and participate in the firm’s mentorship program, while being seconded to a qualified 501(c)(3) public benefit organization. At the end of the two-year secondment, the fellow will assume normal responsibilities as a third-year associate at BLB&G.

“Some of the most important legal work takes place in the public interest sector. Lawyers can be powerful advocates for marginalized groups, using the courts to help create better, more equitable outcomes,” said BLB&G Executive Committee Member Jerry Silk. “Public interest litigation is also great training for lawyers, and we want to encourage young lawyers to gain this experience at a formative time in their legal careers while demonstrating the firm’s long-standing commitment to this important area. .

The Fellowship Program aligns two of BLB&G’s core core values: a commitment to contributing positively to the communities in which we work and live, and a practice of using litigation for the public good. Since its inception, the firm has had unique success in addressing corporate wrongdoing, recovering billions in high-profile litigation on behalf of pension funds and other institutional investors while delivering corporate governance changes. companies that have increased market transparency and held wrongdoers accountable.

Erica Smock, Columbia Law School’s Dean for Social Justice Initiatives and Public Service Advocate, said, “It’s important to Columbia Law that our students have a wide range of career paths and that we allow all who wish to serve the public good to do so, regardless of their financial circumstances. The BLB&G scholarship will make a significant difference in the life of one of our graduates each year and, through them, in the lives of so many in the community.

BLB&G offers and supports several scholarships and fellowships in public interest law at Columbia Law School:

  • BLB&G Public Interest Law Fellowship – This scholarship, awarded annually to a recent graduate of Columbia Law School, can provide 100% of the funding needed to make payments on college tuition loans. law school as long as the fellow remains in the area of ​​public interest law.
  • The Paul M. Bernstein Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1990, the scholarship is awarded annually to one or more sophomores at Columbia Law School selected for academic excellence in their first year, professional responsibility, financial needs and their contributions to other students and the community.
  • The Max Berger ’71 Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Program at Columbia Law School – BLB&G founder Max Berger and his wife Dale personally endowed this program with Columbia University to provide support for students in law wishing to pursue a career in public service.

About BLB&G

BLB&G is widely recognized around the world as a leading law firm advising institutional investors on matters relating to corporate governance, shareholder rights and securities litigation. Since its founding in 1983, BLB&G has built an international reputation for excellence and integrity and has pioneered the use of the litigation process to achieve unprecedented governance reforms. Unique among its peers, BLB&G has secured many of the largest and largest title recoveries in history, recovering over $37 billion on behalf of defrauded investors. More information about the company can be found online at

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