The Center for Law, Economics and Organization sponsors several scholarship and fellowship programs for incoming and current students, as well as a post-graduate fellowship program. The Center also sponsors an annual prize for the best student paper in law and economics.

Joint Degree Programs

Students interested in research and study in the field of law and economics are encouraged to pursue, in addition to their legal training, formal training in economics. NYU offers both a joint JD/MA (Economics) degree and a joint JD/PhD (Economics) degree. For more information please visit the Office of Admissions' website.

Incoming and Current Students


NYU School of Law has a scholarship program to support students interested in pursuing an academic career. For more information please visit the Furman Program website.


Lawrence Lederman Fellowships in Law and Economics

The Lederman Fellowship Program aims to foster student research in law & economics and to create an environment that fosters collaboration among students and faculty interested in law & economics. 

Lederman Fellows receive a $5,000 fellowship to write a research paper under the close supervision of a faculty member.   

Lederman Fellows take a series of courses that provide a foundation in the concepts and methodologies of law & economics. The centerpiece of the fellowship program is a research paper in law & economics that each fellow will develop, advised by a NYU faculty member. Fellows participate in a series of workshops and colloquium meetings in which they present their work to the faculty directors and other fellows.

Each year at graduation, the Law School offers a prize to the best paper in Law and Economics. Fellows may participate in this contest as well.

The deadline for submitting applications is: December 1, 2023.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Nichole Gomez, ng2857@nyu.edu

Inquiries regarding this fellowship program may be directed to Edward Rock at edward.rock@nyu.edu, and Ryan Bubb, ryan.bubb@nyu.edu.

Law and Economics Prize

The Center for Law, Economics, and Organization will award an annual prize for best student paper in law and economics. Nominations, by faculty members who supervised high-quality student papers, should be submitted to Jerome Miller at jerome.miller@nyu.edu in the Spring.

Post-Graduate Fellowship

The NYU Center for Law, Economics, and Organization has a post-graduate fellowship for students who have either obtained a JD or have obtained or nearly obtained PhD in Economics and have a strong interest in law. These fellowships are designed to support future legal academics interested in law and economics, broadly defined.

Candidates must have the strongest academic credentials and show substantial promise of becoming outstanding law and economics scholars. Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one year in residence at NYU Law where they will pursue their scholarly agendas and participate in the Law School’s intellectual life, and particularly in the broad range of law and economics seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conferences at NYU.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the law school and to attend the NYU Law and Economics Faculty Workshop, as well as the Colloquium in Law, Economics and Politics (fall) and Colloquium in Law and Economics (spring). Law and Economics Fellows are expected to produce a serious work of scholarship that will position them to enter the job market for a full-time academic appointment at a major law school.

Fellows will receive a stipend, anticipated to be around $60,000, as well as fringe benefits, including health insurance, housing assistance, and space to work at the law school.

Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, law school transcript, copies of any publications, and a one to five page research proposal.

Email applications and any questions to: jennifer.arlen@nyu.eduWurglerF@mercury.law.nyu.edu and millerj@exchange.law.nyu.edu.

Important Application Information

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning October 1 and ending January 15 or whenever the position is full.  The deadline for the fellowship beginning August 2024 is January 15, 2024.

Fellows must be prepared to be in residence by August 25th of that year and stay until July 31st  (absent a prior agreement).