Furman Scholars Program

Fellows on the Market

The following alumni of the Furman Scholars Program are currently on the academic hiring market.

Natalie Jacewicz

Natalie Jacewicz '19

Natalie is a Furman Fellow at NYU School of Law, where she spends her time worrying about the environment and thinking up ways administrative law could help. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Natalie received her B.A. in evolutionary biology from Harvard, magna cum laude with highest honors in her department. After working at the Boston Consulting Group, she received a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her J.D., magna cum laude from NYU, where she was a Furman Academic Scholar, a Lederman Law and Economics Fellow, and an articles editor for NYU Law Review. She graduated Order of the Coif with convocation prizes for excellence in environmental law, administrative law, and law and economics.

After graduation, Natalie worked on environmental policy and appellate litigation as a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity and then clerked for the Honorable Judge Randolph D. Moss of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Judge David S. Tatel of the D.C. Circuit. Her work has appeared in Harvard Environmental Law Review, NYU Law Review, and the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, as well as journalistic outlets like NPR, The Washington Post, and Scientific American. When not working, Natalie and her dog enjoy watching squirrels in Washington Square Park, albeit with differing senses of urgency.


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Adam Kern '19

Adam Kern is a Furman Fellow at NYU Law, where he studies tax law, tax policy, and law and philosophy. His scholarship focuses on practical problems that raise hard questions about how resources should be distributed.

Adam's dissertation develops a novel approach to international tax policy, proposing that taxing rights should be allocated not so as to fit pre-existing political allegiances, but so as to bring about fair distributions for individuals. Other work examines how to tax personal injury awards, how to allocate COVID-19 vaccines, and how to measure social welfare when people move in and out of societies.

Adam's work has been published or is forthcoming in Tax Law Review; Tax Notes; NYU Law Review; Philosophy & Public Affairs; Science; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; and Analysis.

From October 2023, Adam will serve as a Policy Advisor in the Office of Tax Policy of the U.S. Department of Treasury. Before joining NYU, Adam clerked for Judge Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York and practiced as a tax associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

Adam received a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton; a J.D. from NYU, where he was a Furman Scholar; a B.Phil. in philosophy from Oxford; and an A.B. in philosophy (summa cum laude) from Harvard.