The Center for Law, Economics and Organization has announced the establishment of the Law and Economics Fellowships, designed to support future legal academics interested in law and economics, broadly defined to include economic analysis of various legal subjects, positive political theory, public choice theory, contract theory, and organization design.

Professor Oren Bar-Gill, who co-directs the center, will head the post-graduate program. Fellows will spend one to two years in residence at the Law School, where they will pursue their scholarly agendas and participate in the Law School's intellectual life, particularly in the broad range of law and economics seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conferences held here. They will produce a serious work of scholarship which will position them to enter the job market for a full-time academic appointment at a major law school.

Bar-Gill says the program has three goals: "1) to support promising scholars in the field of law and economics as they prepare to enter the academic job market; (2) to identify young scholars with exceptional promise in the field of law and economics who may eventually join the NYU Law faculty; and (3) to leverage the impressive depth and breadth of NYU's law and economics faculty to establish one of the leading post-graduate fellowship programs in the country."

Fellows will receive a stipend and fringe benefits including eligibility for university housing and space to work at the Law School.

Posted on June 15, 2009