Law Teaching Programs

Successful legal teaching careers don’t happen by chance; they require hard work and a carefully considered academic focus. NYU Law has programs that address directly the specific needs of future law professors.

The Furman Program is unique in its commitment to training individuals to obtain and hold jobs at the very top levels of the legal academy.

The Furman Academic Scholars Program gives JD students an early start on a career path in legal teaching. Furman Academic Scholars, who receive full tuition and summer research funding, create individualized programs of study tailored to their intellectual interests. Faculty mentors provide guidance, and a wide range of seminars and presentations on legal scholarship and teaching help Furman Academic Scholars learn more about their future profession. NYU Law graduates can apply to the Furman Academic Fellowship Program, which provides fellows with a stipend, other material support, and time to produce a work of serious scholarship.

Open to all NYU Law students and alumni, the Academic Careers Program offers individual counseling, support, information, and special programming to those interested in teaching law. Among other opportunities, the program offers a scholarship clinic for members of the Law School community pursuing scholarship and publication, and a job camp allowing potential professors to present their work and practice interviewing.

The Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship Program is the oldest legal history program of its kind. Future legal historians receive both research support and a forum—the Legal History Colloquium—to develop their scholarship before going on to become leaders in their field.