Academic Careers Program
Furman Hall, Room 422
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012-1301
Telephone: (212) 992-6096
Counseling appointments are scheduled by appointment. Email to set up an appointment.
ACP is led by a dedicated team of faculty and administrators:
Barry Friedman is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and the founding Faculty Director of the Academic Careers Program. He is one of the country’s leading authorities on constitutional law, criminal procedure and the federal courts. He publishes regularly in the nation’s leading academic journals, in the fields of law, politics and history; his work also appears frequently in the popular press. Professor Friedman also serves as a litigator or litigation consultant on a variety of matters in the federal and state courts, and has had a long involvement with social change issues. He has taught Constitutional Law, Federal Courts and Criminal Procedure for 30 years, and has recently developed a new course titled Judicial Decisionmaking. Professor Friedman graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler is a Professor of Law and Co-Faculty Director of the Academic Careers Program. Her teaching and research interests are contracts, consumer privacy, electronic commerce, and law and economics. Her published research has addressed various problems associated with standard form contracts online, such as the effectiveness of disclosure regimes, delayed presentation of terms, and whether people read the fine print. She is currently working on a large empirical project on consumer privacy policies online and on the effectiveness of the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy enforcement actions. She received a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD cum laude from NYU School of Law.
Michelle Cherande joined the law school in January 2009 as the first Director of the Judicial Clerkship Office, and began supervising the Academic Careers Program in 2012. Following graduation from NYU, Michelle clerked for Judge John M. Walker, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After her clerkship, Michelle worked as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she managed the largest consolidated securities litigation in history and had an active pro bono practice, which included representing a death row inmate. Michelle is an adjunct professor at the Law School and graduated from Brown University in 1994 and from NYU School of Law in 1997.
Miriam Ingber joined the Academic Careers Program and the Public Interest Law Center in 2015 after teaching in NYU’s Lawyering program. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at Children’s Rights on class action civil rights litigation aimed at improving child welfare systems nationwide. From 2006 to 2010, she worked in private practice on a wide range of issues, including white collar defense, internal investigations and general commercial litigation. Miriam clerked for Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada. Miriam is an adjunct professor at the Law School and teaches in the Graduate Lawyering program. She received an A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and a JD from Yale Law School.
Alex Lu is an Administrative Secretary at NYU Law for the Academic Careers Program and the Furman Program. He graduated from NYU College of Arts and Sciences in May 2015 with a BA in English and a minor in Web Design and Development. Alex has interned at the Newark Office of Administrative Law, where he explored urban inequality and observed governance in action. Alex freelances as a writer and editor, examining social equality and the arts.