Michael Rothenberg Fellowship

Michael Rothenberg Fellowship

To honor the memory of Michael Rothenberg, our exceptional Executive Director and friend, and create a long-lasting tribute to his dedication to civil rights, NYLPI’s Board and Emeritus Board have established the Michael Rothenberg Fellowship.

The Michael Rothenberg Fellow will be an attorney working in the area of disability justice, an area of civil rights especially important to Michael.  Michael’s interest in social justice stemmed from watching his own parents struggle to find schooling and obtain services for his brother, who was born with a developmental disability.  A tireless advocate, Michael dedicated his life to ensuring that all New Yorkers, regardless of economic status, race, national origin, or disability, had access to justice.


Donations to the Fellowship

The Board and Emeritus Board have made extremely generous pledges to fund the Fellowship.  To join this extraordinary effort to continue Michael’s legacy, make a gift online or mail your contribution to:

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Please make your check payable to NYLPI with a designation to the Michael Rothenberg Fellowship.

To make a contribution in the form of appreciated stock, please call Tanya Silas at (212) 244 – 4664 or send an email to tsilas@nylpi.org.

We thank you for honoring Michael’s commitment to social justice.