The NELC Academy is open to attorneys of color with less than four years of experience practicing primarily management-side labor and employment law. Preference is given to lawyers with 2-3 years in practice.
The purpose of the NELC Academy is to provide advanced skills training, expose participants to the NELC’s national network of experienced minority labor and employment attorneys, foster mentoring relationships, and create a pipeline for future NELC leaders.
All NELC Academy Fellows will have direct interaction with in-house labor and employment lawyers from major corporations and leading minority labor and employment defense lawyers from across the country and will be partnered with an experienced attorney mentor.
Space in the NELC Academy is strictly limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Fellows are selected based on their personal statement, their resume, a client or partner reference, and an endorsement from a member of the NELC Academy Coordinating Committee. Academy participation is underwritten by the NELC and its sponsors; Academy Fellows or their employers are responsible for travel and accommodations at discounted rates.
Fellows will be required to actively participate in an Academy-only LinkedIn group in the weeks leading up to the Academy to facilitate full engagement in the program.