Center for Law, Economics & Organization

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Prizes

Post-Graduate Fellowships

The NYU Center for Law, Economics, and Organization has a post-graduate fellowship for students who have either obtained a JD or have obtained or nearly obtained PhD in Economics and have a strong interest in law. These fellowships are designed to support future legal academics interested in law and economics, broadly defined.

Candidates must have the strongest academic credentials and show substantial promise of becoming outstanding law and economics scholars. Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one year in residence at NYU Law where they will pursue their scholarly agendas and participate in the Law School’s intellectual life, and particularly in the broad range of law and economics seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conferences at NYU.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the law school and to attend the NYU Law and Economics Faculty Workshop, as well as the Colloquium in Law, Economics and Politics (fall) and Colloquium in Law and Economics (spring). Law and Economics Fellows are expected to produce a serious work of scholarship that will position them to enter the job market for a full-time academic appointment at a major law school.

Fellows will receive a stipend, anticipated to be around $60,000, as well as fringe benefits, including health insurance, housing assistance, and space to work at the law school.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, law school transcript, copies of any publications, and a one to five page research proposal to:

Professor Jennifer Arlen
Director, Center for Law, Economics and Organization
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South, Room 411
New York, NY 10012

E-mail any questions to: or

Applications are accepted annually after January 1. The deadline for applications for the fellowship is January 16th of the year before the fellowship will start.  The deadline for this year is January 16, 2016.

Fellows must be prepared to be in residence by August 25th of that year and stay until July 31st  (absent a prior agreement).