Law and Security

Student Opportunities

At NYU Law, students are encouraged to take advantage of all the Law School has to offer, including working directly with faculty on their research, getting involved with our centers, and participating in clinics and student organizations. Here are some opportunities for those specifically interested in law and security:

The NYU Cyber Scholars Program offers an interdisciplinary scholarship program for students passionate about cybersecurity. Students who are selected for this prestigious scholarship program deepen their understanding of cybersecurity issues in both the technical and non-technical disciplines.

The Cybersecurity Service Scholarship aims to produce cybersecurity specialists who understand information-security issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. It provides a full-tuition law school scholarship for incoming 1L students interested in cyber and information security and dedicated to careers in state, local, or federal government.

The Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law is a scholarship program that seeks to train a new generation of technology lawyers who are not only equipped to analyze the most complex technology law and policy issues, but also students who have mastered the technical understandings of the discipline. The student selected for this award must demonstrate a passion for technology and cybersecurity law and an interest in the interdisciplinary aspects of the subject.

The Reiss Center on Law and Security Student Scholars Program provides NYU Law students research and mentorship opportunities in the field of national security law and policy. The competitive selection process seeks to identify outstanding 2L and 3L students with relevant academic and professional experience who are interested in pursuing careers in national security. The Student Scholar position is compensated. 

Just Security, an online forum for the rigorous analysis of security, democracy, foreign policy, and rights based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security, gives students the opportunity to work as Student Staff Editors. 

The Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic, led by Professors Bob Bauer and Sally Katzen, introduces students to the roles and skills of the government lawyer. Students work in a federal agency, congressional office or non-governmental organization in Washington, DC.

The National Security Law Society promotes a community of NYU students interested in national security law and creates mentoring and networking opportunities for students who wish to enter the field. 

The Law and Government Society provides student mentorship opportunities and hosts practitioner panels and fireside chats for students who are interested in serving in government.

The International Law Society seeks to supplement the NYU global curriculum with numerous lectures, brown bag lunches, issue specific discussion groups, and career and academic panels.

Rights Over Tech is a student organization dedicated to ensuring that technology serves human and civil rights. The group aims to provide students with the space to grow their legal, technical, and personal understandings of technology and its effects.