BHFS Summer 2017 Fellowship Program


Overview and Selection Criteria

Two Denver Law JD students will be selected, through a competitive process, to work in the legal departments of Arrow Electronics and RES Americas.

The Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS) Fellows will be expected to work for an eight week period (30 hours per week maximum) during summer 2017. The Fellows will each receive an hourly rate of $24.00 per hour with a maximum payment not to exceed $5,760 from the Corporate & Commercial Law Program.

In addition, in accordance with ABA standards, Denver Law will now allow students to receive pay and credit simultaneously. If Fellows are interested in applying for academic credit as well, please review these guidelines and contact for more information.

BHFS Summer Fellowship opportunities are available for current 2L/3LE students who are enrolled in the Corporate/Commercial Law Program. If you are not sure if you fit these criteria, please contact Randy Wagner at 303-871-6761 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). All candidates must have a strong academic record and a demonstrated interest in a corporate-transactional law practice.

Fellowship Job Descriptions

Opportunities at Arrow Electronics and RES Americas are sponsored by BHFS. One Fellow will be placed at each site. Attorneys from BHFS will serve as mentors to the summer 2017 BHFS Fellows and Fellows will be integrated into BHFS summer program activities.

With Arrow Electronics, the Fellow will work with various members of the domestic and international Legal Department on different aspects of the company’s business. In particular, the Fellow will assist in the following areas: supplier and customer contract review/negotiations, intellectual property, digital marketing, real estate, privacy, trade compliance, labor and employment, litigation and other matters or disputes as required. As part of the position, the Fellow will assist in the resolution of a variety of business and legal concerns in conjunction with all levels of Arrow management. The Fellowship will be located in Centennial, CO.

RES Americas is one of the top renewable energy companies in North America. The Fellowship at RES Americas is intended to expose the student to the culture of an in-house legal department and to enable the Fellow to better understand the unique needs and circumstances of corporate clients. As part of the Fellowship, RES Americas will, as best it can, integrate the Fellow into all aspects of the legal department. This will include an appropriate cross section of work assignments and, where appropriate, participation in departmental meetings and activities. The Fellowship will be located in Broomfield, CO.

Application Process


Application packets are due by Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. via e-mail to Stefanie Carroll at

You will be considered for a Fellowship opportunity at both sites. If you have a preference for a particular host site, please indicate that within your application form.

The following items MUST be included in your electronic application packet and should be in the following order:
1.) Cover Letter (Must be addressed to “BHFS Summer 2017 Fellowship Program Selection Committee”)
2.) Completed Application Form (see above form to download)
3.) CV/Resume
4.) Unofficial Law School Transcript

Applications must be 100% complete and e-mailed to Stefanie Carroll at Hard copy, incomplete, partial and/or late applications will not be accepted. The Fellowship is only open to JD students. Application packets must be received electronically in one (1) PDF document. The final PDF file name must be titled: Your Last Name_Your First Name_BHFS Fellowship_2017

Selection, Interview and Notification Process

Completed applications will be sent to Corporate & Commercial Law Program faculty and BHFS to review; a short list of the top candidates will then be sent to host sites for in-person interview selection. In-person interviews with host companies will happen in mid to late February and all applicants will be notified by early March of their status.


Please contact Stefanie Carroll at, 303-871-6076 or in office 215H with any questions regarding the application process. In addition, the Career Development Office is an excellent resource for assistance in drafting cover letters and resumes.

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