Yale Law School Awards Three Knight Journalism Fellowships

Yale Law School has announced that Knight Fellowships in Law for Journalists for the 2003-2004 academic year will be awarded to Chisun Lee, Village Voice; Daniel Fisher, Forbes Magazine; and Philip Segal, The Asian Wall Street Journal.

Lee has been a staff writer with the Village Voice since 2000. She writes news and features on civil liberties, government, politics, immigration, race and social welfare issues. Prior to that, she was a freelance journalist writing for Vibe, A. Magazine and online outlets. In 1999, she worked as a research assistant for Rudolph Giuliani’s biography, “Rudy!”

Since 2000, Fisher has been the Southwest Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine, where he manages the Houston bureau and covers energy, technology, legal affairs and other business news. His previous journalism assignments include two years at Forbes as an associate editor and five years with Bloomberg News as a business reporter.

Segal has been the Hong Kong-based Markets and Finance editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal since 2000, where he manages a team of six reporters and runs coverage of stocks, bonds, macroeconomics, mutual funds, banking and insurance; edits the daily “Heard in Asia” column; writes the “Heard…” or a “Weekend Investor” column once a week; and writes spot news and features. He worked at TheStreet.com, as the Hong Kong Bureau chief and Senior Asia Correspondent. He has worked for Bloomberg Business News, Agence France-Presse; CBC National Television in Ottawa; and NBC News.

The Knight Fellowship for Journalism Program at Yale Law School brings mid-career journalists to Yale for an academic year to take courses and participate in seminars and other activities in order to enhance their legal reporting. Fellows receive a basic first-year legal education and take elective courses that focus on their areas of interest.

Fellows study alongside students in Yale’s J.D. and LL.M. programs, meet frequently with members of the Law School faculty, organize panel discussions and events for the Law School, and meet as a group with legal experts and other distinguished visitors. Upon completion of the course of study, the fellows are awarded the degree of Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.).

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