New York University School of Law has openings in fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The purpose of these fellowships is to promote research and curriculum development in subjects related to legal issues in these areas. The fellowships broadly encompass topics including but not limited to start-up ventures, corporate social responsibility, impact investing, as well as issues of finance, restructuring and other business topics. The fellowship is open to third-year law students and recent law school graduates with the strongest credentials and the most exciting ideas.

The Law and Business Entrepreneurship Fellowships are being administered by NYU School of Law under the auspices of the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business. Fellows are expected to produce a substantial piece of work during their time at the Law School. A proposed plan for the fellowship year—specifying the need for the project, goals to be met by the project, how the goals will further the field of focus, and a timeline—will provide the basis for applications. Fellows will work on their project and participate in activities of the Jacobson Leadership Program and other faculty workshops and colloquia.

The fellows will benefit from the mentorship of Jacobson Leadership Program Faculty Directors Helen Scott, Professor of Law, and Gerald Rosenfeld, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Business Clinical Professor of Business at NYU Stern, and Advisor to the CEO and Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd. Fellows receive a stipend, as well as health insurance and a space to work in the Law School. The directors will select the fellows. Projects will be selected for funding based upon the potential of their research to enable a more robust and nuanced understanding.

Fellows will be chosen on the basis of their demonstrated academic excellence, and the quality and feasibility of the proposed project.

The application cycle for the Fellowship closes on March 31 at midnight. The fellowship will last for one year, from June 2017 through July 2018. Applications should include: a short statement describing prior experiences that demonstrate applicant’s interests and aspirations for future work as well as the Project proposal and plan. Applications should also include: curriculum vitae; law school transcript; copies of any publications; two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s academic or professional qualifications. Please e-mail your application to LeadershipProgram@mercury.law.nyu.edu.

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