About Us

The Information Law Institute (ILI) is an academic center for the study of law, policy, and social norms defining and affecting the flow of information in a digitally networked society.

Its mission is to encourage and disseminate thoughtful research and commentary, welcoming the participation of faculty, students, and other researchers across the disciplinary spectrum.

NYU Information Law Institute/Cornell Tech Digital Life Initiative Joint Research Fellowship Available for 2021-22

The Information Law Institute at NYU and Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech are accepting applications for a joint research fellowship to begin in Fall 2021.  The initial fellowship term is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  Applicants should hold a law degree or a Ph.D. in a relevant area, and show interest and promise in conducting research and writing.   We will give preference to applicants with demonstrated interest in ILI/DLI areas of focus, including privacy regulation (including overlaps with innovation and competition issues), biometrics, algorithms and automated decision-making, and other areas of information/data law, policy, technology and social science. 

Research fellows will devote most of their time to their own research and to collaborative projects.  Collaborative projects will be supervised by ILI and DLI faculty. Fellows often have access to research assistance from NYU JD students. Fellows will also be expected to take part in planning and implementing ILI/DLI events and/or assisting with ILI and/or DLI online engagement.  Teaching may be an option, depending on availability and interest. 

Pandemic permitting, fellows are expected to reside in the New York area, attend weekly meetings of ILI’s multidisciplinary Privacy Research Group and weekly Fellows’ meetings and participate in ILI conferences and events. They will also have ample opportunity to interact with faculty at NYU and Cornell Tech, and to take part in the lively intellectual life of the universities and New York City.  

Applications (by email) and inquiries should be addressed to ILI administrator Nicole Arzt, nicole.arzt@nyu.edu, and should consist of a single pdf file containing: a CV, copies of 2 relevant publications or writing samples, a transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable), the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s relevant background and accomplishments and outlining his or her perceived fit with the ILI.  We will begin evaluating applications on February 10 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Further information about the ILI and the Privacy Research Group, can be found at, http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/ili/index.htm. Further information about the Digital Life Initiative is available at https://www.dli.tech.cornell.edu/.

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