Furman Academic Program

Placement Record

Furmans by the Numbers

  • Furman Scholars who have sought academic teaching positions: 32
  • Furman alumni who are currently law professors: 32
  • Law schools with a Furman on the faculty: 24
  • Scholarly articles written by Furmans: 260+
  • Percentage of Furmans who clerked after graduation: 80
  • Furmans who clerked on the Supreme Court: 13
  • Furman alumni who have served in prestigious government positions: 26
  • Furmans who have completed Skadden, EJW, and other public interest fellowships: 8
  • Furmans who left NYU Law School without mentors: 0

Academic Placements

Furman Scholars have an outstanding record on the legal academic job market. Furman alumni currently hold tenure-track positions at:

  • Arizona State University
  • Columbia University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pace University
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson
  • Rutgers University, Department of Philosophy
  • Seton Hall University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Western Law School (Canada)
  • Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

Judicial Clerkships

The Furman program has an excellent track record of placing alumni in judicial clerkships. To date, Furmans have clerked on the Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and district courts. Virtually all Furmans who seek one or more clerkships get them.

Of the Furmans who have clerked:

  • 46 percent have done one clerkship
  • 43 percent have done two clerkships
  • 11 percent have done three clerkships

Of the Furmans who have done at least one judicial clerkship:

  • 96 percent have clerked at a federal appellate court
  • 48 percent have clerked at a district court
  • 15 percent have clerked on the Supreme Court

Government Positions

Although the Program is geared toward placing alumni in legal academia, Furmans have also gone on to serve in a variety of prestigious government positions. Furman alumni have worked at the following institutions:

  • Office of the U.S. Solicitor General (Bristow Fellows)
  • Office of Legal Counsel
  • Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller
  • DOJ Civil Appellate Division
  • DOJ Federal Programs Branch
  • DOJ Fraud Section
  • U.S. Attorney’s Offices
  • National Economic Council
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • State Department Officer of the Legal Adviser
  • Federal Public Defenders Offices
  • State Solicitors General

Furmans have also served as Skadden Fellows, Equal Justice Works Fellows, and in a wide variety of public interest positions across the country.