Furman Scholars Program

Fellows on the Market

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

Mala Chatterjee

Mala Chatterjee

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.

Daniel Francis Portrait

Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he writes about regulation and competition. His current research focuses on antitrust in digital and high-technology markets; his teaching interests also include torts, law & technology, constitutional law, civil procedure, and EU law. He previously served in the antitrust arm of the Federal Trade Commission, an independent and bipartisan federal agency, as Senior Counsel to the Director, Associate Director for Digital Markets, and ultimately Deputy Director. At the FTC, he directed and managed a wide range of the FTC's antitrust enforcement and policy activities, including in particular those in high-technology and platform markets, and oversaw a number of the Bureau’s divisions and offices. Daniel has also served as a Furman Fellow and Global Emile Noël Fellow at NYU Law School; as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Constitutional Law; and a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. He spent ten years in the private practice of antitrust law with two multinational law firms, where his work focused on the defense, aerospace, and oil and gas sectors. Daniel also previously taught a course on European Union constitutional law and political history at Harvard College.  He holds a first law degree from Trinity College, Cambridge; a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School; and a doctorate from NYU School of Law.

Rachel Rothschild Portrait

Rachel Rothschild

Rachel Emma Rothschild is a legal fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity. She holds a J.D., cum laude, from NYU School of Law, where she was a Furman Academic Scholar, and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Princeton University. From 2015 to 2017, she was an assistant professor and faculty fellow at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Rothschild’s scholarship sits at the intersection of law, history, and policy. She is the author of Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution (University of Chicago Press, 2019), and has written numerous articles and essays on pollution problems for academic journals and media outlets. Her recent research examines the past and present regulation of toxic chemicals as well as climate change litigation, and her teaching interests include environmental law; legislation and regulation; property; torts; legal history; administrative law; climate change law and policy; international environmental law; science, technology and the law; and natural resources law and policy.