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 obtained a JD or have nearly obtained PhD in Economics. These fellowships are designed to support future legal academics interested in law and economics, broadly defined to include economic analysis of different legal subjects, positive political theory, public choice theory, contract theory, and organization design.

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.   Finally, fellows are expected to spend an average of 8-10 hours per week assisting the center’s director, Professor Jennifer Arlen, with either research or activities of the center, such as organizing conferences. 
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:

Prof. Jennifer Arlen
Director, Center for Law, Economics and Organization
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South, Room 411
New York, NY 10012
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The deadline for applications for the fellowship is February 1, 2015.