The Center seeks to engage students at NYU School of Law through films and forums on race and inequality, a student fellows program, a summer internship program, directed research opportunities, and our public conversation series.
Student Fellows work with the Center during the academic year, while Summer Interns work with the Center through the summer months. Student Fellows and Summer Interns will be involved in all aspects of the Center’s work, which could include: conducting research into topics of race and inequality for use in litigation and advocacy under the guidance and supervision of Center leadership; contributing to the Center’s sharing of expertise on race and inequality with external organizations; assisting with the Center’s various public conversations on race and inequality; planning and organizing conferences and other events involving prominent legal scholars and practitioners; identifying cases in which the Center could file amicus briefs or engage in litigation; and authoring editorials to be published in media outlets. Fellows and Interns may also be involved in the Center’s long-term planning and the initiation of future projects. Each academic year the Center hires up to four second year law students to serve as Paul Weiss Student Fellows. Paul Weiss Fellows engage in all of the same work as the Center's Student Fellows, but do so with the generous support of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
In addition to Student Fellows, Paul Weiss Student Fellows, and Summer Interns, the Center also works with volunteers on a project by project basis. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact the Center's Executive Director, Vincent Southerland, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center provides supervision of student research projects on race and inequality for Directed Research credits. If you are interested in conducting directed research, please contact the Center's Executive Director, Vincent Southerland, at email@example.com.