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:
Professor Jeanne Fromer is the Faculty Director for the Academic Careers Program. She specializes in intellectual property, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and design protection laws. Professor Fromer is also faculty co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy and is currently an Adviser for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Copyright. Professor Fromer received her BA summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, her SM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before coming to NYU, she served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the US Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale) in the area of intellectual property. In 2011, Professor Fromer was awarded the American Law Institute’s inaugural Young Scholars Medal for her scholarship in intellectual property. In addition, she was an Alexander Fellow with the New York University School of Law and a Resident Fellow with Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
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.