Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP

New York, NY

This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This fellowship has been awarded to Elizabeth Olsen from Brooklyn Law School and Matthew Stolz from New York University School of Law.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is a full service union-side labor, employee benefits, and employment law firm.  The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions, pension, health and other benefit plans, and the interests of employees in a wide variety of matters.  In addition to our robust labor and employee benefits practices, CWS has several other major practice areas, including sexual harassment prevention, bankruptcy, wage and hour, and employment law.  We are a firm committed to the labor movement, composed of lawyers who have devoted their careers to advancing and protecting labor and workers’ rights.  

Fellows will play an important role in the firm, tackling critical research and writing projects that attorneys rely on in their practice.  Fellows will also be asked to draft memos, briefs, and/or letters, which the Fellows can use for a writing sample.  Each summer we ensure that our Fellows have ample contact with the attorneys at the firm - associates, of counsel, and partners - and have an opportunity to observe a deposition, argument, arbitration and attend client meetings to gain experience with various types of proceedings.

Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. Coursework in Labor Law and/or ERISA is preferred. Union, journal and/or moot court experience is a plus. Compensation is $25/hour.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the work place, and applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

In addition to the basic application requirements (cover letter, application form, essays, resume), applicants for this fellowship must also include a legal writing sample.

Address cover letter to:

Wendy M. La Manque
Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP
900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022-4869

www.cwsny.com