Global Research Fellows are tenured or tenure-track academics with a record of strong legal scholarship. More senior academics (for example, faculty members tenured for ten years or more) may be designated as Senior Global Research Fellows at the discretion of the selection committee.
All Global and Senior Global Research Fellows 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. Additionally, they will be treated as much like members of the NYU School of Law Faculty as practicable for the duration of their residency. By the conclusion of their semester or year in residency at the Law School, all Global and Senior Global Research Fellows will have produced a major publishable piece of scholarly work and a report on their experience in the Global Fellows Program.
An applicant who performs research in comparative constitutional law, comparative civil procedure, Access to Justice, the sociology of law or European integration may, at the discretion of the selection committee, be named the Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law. The Neil MacCormick Fellowship in Legal Theory may be appointed to a fellow who is researching in legal theory, European law and theory, or public law. Finally, New York University is affiliated with the Scholars at Risk Network. Scholars at Risk Network offers a limited number of fellowships to support temporary visits to NYU of up to one year by professors, lecturers, researchers and other intellectuals who have shown potential as important contributors to their discipline and community, and who suffer intimidation or persecution in their home country or country of residence. Those applications that are selected by the Global Fellows Program's selection committee for participation in the Global Fellows Program and that wish to be considered for Scholars at Risk Network program will be forwarded to the Scholars at Risk Network for further consideration.
Benefits of Participation
Participating in the Global Fellows Program as a Global or Senior Global Research Fellow will include the following benefits:
- Participation in all Law School events including those especially for Global Fellows
- Inclusion, as much as practicable, in Faculty events and activities, for example, the weekly Faculty Workshops
- A comfortable work space with telephone & computer
- Access to the NYU School of Law Library, including WestLaw and LEXIS
- An email account
The invitation to join the Law School as a Global or Senior Global Research Fellow 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 and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government, 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.