NYU School of Law offers numerous fellowship opportunities for its students. The following fellowships offer both academic credit and a stipend. Interested students should contact the appropriate faculty supervisor for information regarding application procedures and fellowship requirements.
If you have been accepted into a fellowship program, please use the Law Numbers found at the bottom of this page to register. Fellowship credit is deducted from the five credits allowed for directed research unless attendance at a seminar is required.
These fellowships are awarded for the second year. Designated for students who are strongly motivated to engage in in-depth criminal justice policy-oriented research under the supervision of one of the criminal law faculty. Supervised by Professor James Jacobs, (212) 998-6213.
These fellowships are awarded to students in the spring semester of their first or second year. Galgay Fellows clerk full-time during the summer months for a United States Bankruptcy Judge, engage in a research and writing project during the following academic year, and are provided opportunities to observe courtroom proceedings, meet with practitioners and gain insights into the practice of bankruptcy and reorganization law. Supervised by Associate Dean Barry Adler, (212) 998-6660.
Arthur Garfield Hays Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded for the third year on the basis of legal ability and commitment to civil liberties. Each fellow is given substantial responsibility for work on one or more projects, under the supervision of one of the practicing lawyers cooperating with the Hays Program. Fellows work with attorneys at the ACLU, NYCLU, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, NOW Legal Defense Fund, Children’s Rights, Inc., Legal Aid Society, and various legal services organizations. Supervised by Professor Norman Dorsen, Professor Helen Hershkoff, and Professor Sylvia Law. Further information is available at the program website and (212) 998-6232.
To foster research and study in the area of law, economics and business, each year NYU Law School offers Lederman Fellowships to second year law school students who want to write a research paper in Law and Economics or Law and Business. Lederman Fellows receive a $5,000 fellowship to write a research paper under the close supervision of a faculty member. Further Lederman Fellowship information.
These fellowships are awarded to students interested in working on legal issues affecting nonprofit organizations. The law of philanthropic organizations covers a broad range of legal issues, including tax, fiduciary duties, economic issues, constitutional law, contract law, and litigants’ standing. Also, policy questions pertaining to the special circumstances of philanthropies play an important role in this area. Supervised by Professor Harvey Dale and Professor Jill Manny. Further information is available at (212) 998-6168.
These fellowships are awarded to second and third year students. They are designed for students who are strongly interested in in-depth research on corporate crime or securities fraud and are supervised by Professor Jennifer Arlen, (212) 992-8842.