PCCE Student Fellowships

Each year, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement accepts a group of outstanding law students as Fellows. PCCE Student Fellows gain unparalleled expertise in the areas of corporate compliance and enforcement through exposure to our invitation-only conferences, panels, and policy speeches, access to our distinguished Senior Fellows and members of our Board of Advisors, including at PCCE events and Fellows receptions.  

Student fellows are required to volunteer at one PCCE conference or event each semester at minimum. Volunteering entails either assistance with registration or other logistics over the course of the event, or note-taking during keynote addresses or panels. 

There are additional opportunities to contribute to white papers, serve as an editor of our blog, Compliance & Enforcement, perform work as a research assistant and publish scholarship relating to corporate compliance and enforcement (including on our blog). 

Eligibility Requirements 

PCCE Student Fellowship positions are open to rising 2L, 3L, and LLM students at NYU Law with experience in corporate compliance or enforcement. Applications for an academic year generally are accepted on a rolling basis until a few months before the start of the fall semester. 

Application Instructions and Contents 

Applications should be sent to PCCE’s Executive Director Joseph Facciponti and Director of Operations, Carolyn Pautz, and should include a cover email, unofficial transcript, and curriculum vitae.  1L students who are interested in becoming involved in PCCE are encouraged to contact Carolyn Pautz to seek out volunteering opportunities. 

PCCE Course Prerequisite 

Applicants must either have already taken, or register to take in the upcoming academic year, one or more of the following PCCE-taught or -affiliated courses: Business Crime; Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing; Compliance and Risk Management for Attorneys; Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices; White Collar Crime and the Capital Markets; and Criminal Securities and Commodities Fraud. In the event an applicant is interested in taking a different course that relates to corporate compliance or enforcement, the applicant should indicate that in his/her/their application. 

Demonstrated Interest in Corporate Compliance or Enforcement 

In selecting PCCE Student Fellows, we also give weight to a demonstrated interest in corporate compliance or enforcement (civil or criminal) as evidenced by a variety of factors, including: (1) work in the area(s) before law school or during the summer; (2) a research position in the area(s) during a law school semester or summer, or acceptance of such a position for an upcoming summer/semester; and (3) experience volunteering at PCCE events.