Current Fellows

Kevin Hickey '08
Kevin Hickey graduated magna cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2008. During his time at NYU, Kevin served as an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review, and received a number of academic honors for his scholarship, including the Edmond Cahn Award, the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize, and the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, Kevin clerked for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and spent several years in private practice as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where he specialized in intellectual property litigation. Kevin presently serves as a Furman Fellow at NYU School of Law and conducts research on the doctrinal and constitutional foundations of copyright law. Kevin originally hails from Binghamton, NY, and studied mathematics during his undergraduate years at Brown University.


"The Copyright/Commerce Clause Collision: A Subject Matter Approach" (in progress). This draft article considers the proper extent to which the limitations of the Constitution’s Copyright and Patent Clause apply to congressional legislation purportedly enacted pursuant to the Commerce Clause.

"Note, Accuracy Counts: Illegal Votes in Contested Elections and the Case for Complete Proportionate Deduction", 83 N.Y.U. L. REV. 167 (2008)


Joy Milligan '06

Joy Milligan graduated magna cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2006. She was awarded Order of the Coif, served as an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review, and was a founding member of the Critical Approaches to Law reading group. After graduation, she clerked for Judge A. Wallace Tashima on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then practiced civil rights law as a Skadden Fellow and Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, litigating employment discrimination, fair housing, and environmental justice cases. She is currently a Ph.D student at U.C. Berkeley in Jurisprudence & Social Policy, and holds an MPA from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard-Radcliffe. Her research focuses on constitutional law, civil rights law, administrative law, and torts.


"Religion and Race: On Duality and Entrenchment", 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 393 (2012)

"Note, Pluralism in America: Why Judicial Diversity Improves Legal Decisions About Political Morality", 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1206 (2006)