Furman Academic Program

Faculty Directors, Fellows, and Staff

Faculty Directors

Professor Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman 
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics

Barry Friedman is one of the country’s leading authorities on constitutional law, policing, criminal procedure, and the federal courts. He is the author of the The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution (2009), and Unwarranted: Policing without Permission (2017). Friedman is the founding director of NYU Law’s Policing Project, and the reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Law: Policing. He publishes regularly in the nation’s leading academic journals, in the fields of law, politics, and history; his work also appears frequently in the popular press, including the New York TimesSlate, the Los Angeles TimesPolitico, and the New Republic. Friedman has served as a litigator or litigation consultant on a variety of matters in the federal and state courts, and has had a long involvement with social change issues. In addition to his conventional courses in Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Criminal Procedure, Friedman teaches seminars in policing, and a new course entitled Judicial Decisionmaking that marries social science about judging with normative and institutional legal questions. He and a set of co-authors from law and the social sciences are writing a course book for the Judicial Decisionmaking course. Friedman is also the author of Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, and talks frequently on the subject. Friedman graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. 


Emma Kaufman

Emma Kaufman

Emma Kaufman is an Assistant Professor of Law at New York University Law School. She joined NYU from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Bigelow Fellow. Kaufman's research focuses on the intersection of criminal, immigration, constitutional, and administrative law. Her writing has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, and many other academic publications, and her recent work on the rise of prisons segregated by citizenship status was featured in The New Yorker. In 2015, Oxford University Press published her book, Punish and Expel: Border Control, Nationalism, and the New Purpose of the Prison, which draws on a year of ethnographic research inside men’s prisons to offer a new account of the relationship between punishment and immigration enforcement. Kaufman received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Columbia, her law degree from Yale Law School, and her doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Marshall Scholar. After law school, she clerked for Judge J. Paul Oetken on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge David S. Tatel on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Current Fellows

Mala Chatterjee Portrait

Mala Chatterjee '18

Mala is a Furman Fellow at NYU School of Law and a PhD candidate in Philosophy at NYU, and will be joining Columbia Law School as an Associate Professor of Law in 2022. She has also been a fellow at NYU's Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy and Yale Law School's Information Society Project. Mala received her JD summa cum laude at NYU Law in 2018 as a Furman Academic Scholar, and her BA in Philosophy and Symbolic Systems from Stanford in 2014. Mala's work in law & philosophy is on information. She explores the philosophical questions surrounding legal systems structuring our relationships with and rights in information, broadly construed, including questions around intellectual property, technology, defamation, privacy, speech, and aesthetics. Mala is writing a dissertation on the philosophical foundations of intellectual property under the supervision of Liam Murphy, Jeremy Waldron, and Sam Scheffler. Her other scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the peer-reviewed Journal of Legal Analysis at Harvard Law School, the Columbia Law Review, the UC Irvine Law Review, and the NYU Law Review, and she has presented it at Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, and more.  Mala also writes non-academic and creative work. In law school, Mala earned the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize for outstanding academic achievement and scholarship, the John Bruce Moore Award for highest excellence in Law & Philosophy, and the Bradley Fellowship for scholarly work in Free Speech. She was a Pomeroy Scholar and a Butler Scholar (awarded to the top 10 students after 1L and 2L respectively), and elected to the Order of the Coif. Mala also clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert D. Sack for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the 2019-2020 term, and was a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Durie Tangri LLP in San Francisco.


Jack Zarin-Rosenfeld Portrait

Jack Zarin-Rosenfeld '14

Jack graduated magna cum laude from NYU School of Law, where he was a Notes Editor of the NYU Law Review. Upon graduation, Jack clerked for the Hon. Raymond J. Lohier of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Edgardo Ramos of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Both prior to and after clerking, he was associated with two prominent law firms in New York City, where he practiced in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. His research focuses on aggregate litigation, bankruptcy, and complex civil procedure. Jack holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.


Furman Program Administrator

Zachary Stuart

Zachary Stuart

Zachary Stuart is the Program Administrator for the Furman Scholars Program and the Academic Careers Program at NYU School of Law. Prior to joining the School of Law, he worked at the Long Island City Partnership, an Economic Development Organization in Queens, New York. Zachary graduated from New York University in the Class of 2019 with a BA in History.



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