Global Fellows

Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Global Fellows from Practice & Government are government officials, judges, officials from other international organizations and lawyers in private practice who wish to take a semester or academic year away from their posts to engage in serious scholarship. More experienced officials and practitioners may be designated as Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government at the discretion of the selection committee. This Global Fellows Program category was created in recognition of the fact that legal practitioners in mid-career can replenish and pursue their legal research interests.

All Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government are actively integrated into the Law School community through various academic and social programs, including the Global Fellows Forums where they are required to present their research. By the conclusion of their semester or year in residency, all Global Fellows from Practice & Government will have produced a major publishable piece of scholarly work and a report on their experience in the Global Fellows Program.

Benefits of Participation
Participating in the Global Fellows Program as a Global or Senior Global Fellow from Practice & Government will include the following benefits:

  1. Participation in all Law School events including those especially for Global Fellows
  2. Inclusion, as much as practicable, in Faculty events and activities, for example the weekly Faculty Workshops
  3. A comfortable work space with telephone & computer
  4. Access to the NYU School of Law Library, including WestLaw and LEXIS
  5. An email account

Application Instructions

The invitation to join the Law School as a Global or Senior Global Fellow from Practice & Government is also an invitation to a life-long relationship with the Global Fellows Program, one that will continue to foster excellence in legal scholarship. If you are interested in the Global Fellows Program, please view the Application Instructions for further information.

If you are interested in participating in the Global Fellows Program in another capacity, you may wish to view information regarding our Global & Senior Global Research Fellows, Post-Doctoral Global Fellows or Emile Noël Fellows.  For doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree program at another institution abroad who wish to benefit from spending one year of their research at NYU School of Law, please refer to the Visiting Doctoral Researchers program information.

Any questions regarding the Global Fellows Program should be directed to:

Current Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government
Academic Year 2013-2014


George Anderson
Senior Global Fellow from Practice & Government

George R.M. Anderson, was a civil servant in the Canadian government, with senior appointments in the Energy, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Finance departments before becoming Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1996-2002) and Natural Resources (2002-2005). He was President of the Forum of Federations, an international NGO supported by nine countries, 2005-2011.  He served as an expert member of the stand-by team of the Mediation Support Unit, United Nations in 2012-13 and continues to work with the UN on the constitutional transition in Yemen.  He has worked or lectured in over 25 countries.  Educated at Queen’s and Oxford and the École Nationale d’Administration in Paris.  Fellow at Harvard's Center for International Affairs (1992-93).  A mentor, Trudeau Foundation, 2011.   Author of Federalism: An Introduction (OUP 2008) and Fiscal Federalism: An Introduction (OUP 2010), which have been translated into 22 and 12 languages respectively.  Editor of Oil and Gas in Federal Systems and Internal Markets and Multilevel Governance (both OUP 2012) and co-editor of Federal Rivers (Edward Elgar, 2013). Vice-Chair, Board of Trustuees, Queen’s University. Member, Advisory Committee, Mowat Centre, University of Toronto.

Research Project: Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions