Innovation Fellows

Current Innovation Fellows


Kaleigh P. Morrison is a 3L, focusing her legal education on intellectual property and privacy. She holds a B.S. in Television, Radio, and Film from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Prior to attending NYLS, she was the Executive Producer for WETM-TV, an NBC affiliate in the Southern Tier of New York. Kaleigh is president of the Media, Entertainment, Fashion Law Association at NYLS.


Qualia C. Hendrickson is a 3L, focusing her legal education on intellectual property and corporate law. She holds a B.F.A. in Creative Writing and a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Prior to attending NYLS, she earned an M.S. in Publishing, focusing on book publishing and children’s literature. Qualia is the Vice President of First Generation Professionals and she is also part of the NYLS Education Law Clinic.

About the Program

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School hires two Innovation Fellows per year. The Fellowship is a paid leadership position that rewards outstanding students for their commitment to and interest in privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, internet law, technology, entrepreneurship, and information law with an opportunity to contribute to the field. Applicants for the position must be currently-enrolled 2L or 3L day or evening students at the time the fellowship term begins.

Fellows play a central role in managing and shaping the Center and its programs. Fellows work alongside the Director, Associate Director, Center-affiliated faculty, and students to support the mission and programs of the Center. Fellows’ responsibilities are broken down into three areas, which include:

Practical Research

  • Work with Center leadership, faculty, and clinics on practical legal questions of intellectual property and privacy law, ultimately including research, writing working papers and general audience essays, project-based practical learning, and providing ongoing IP counsel.
  • Work closely with members of the Center faculty on research and publishing projects and publish a White Paper by the end of the Fellowship term.

Event Planning

  • Assist organizing Center student events and symposia, including, but not limited to, our new privacy education program, the first conference dedicated to addressing issues related to online harassment, the sports law and the patent law conference. Each fellow is expected to conceptualize and organize 1+ event per semester, with the assistance of the Associate Director.


  • Create and manage the Innovation Center Podcast.
  • Write at least 3 Alerts! per semester.
  • Manage Center social media pages.
  • Serve on and help develop the IILP Alumni Council.

Fellows receive office space in the Center and may work at the Center during summers depending on availability.

Application/Selection Process


Applicants must be currently enrolled 2L or 3L day or evening students at the time the fellowship term begins and demonstrate a strong commitment to Innovation Center subject areas. Students must be affiliated with the Center, generally.

Applicants should be self-starters and entrepreneurial and demonstrate a willingness to contribute in a wide variety of ways to the activities of the Center, and should consult the Center’s website to gain an understanding of what we do. Flexibility, a collaborative spirit, and responsiveness to rapidly evolving challenges are keys to success in this position.

Fellows are eligible for reappointment. This is a paid position. Work study preferred, but not required.

Application Process:

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be considered by the Center’s Associate Director starting in November 2017.