Global Fellows

Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government

Global Fellows from Practice & Government are government officials, judges, officials from other international organizations and lawyers in private practice who wish to take a semester or academic year away from their posts to engage in serious scholarship. More experienced officials and practitioners may be designated as Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government at the discretion of the selection committee. This Global Fellows Program category was created in recognition of the fact that legal practitioners in mid-career can replenish and pursue their legal research interests.

All Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government are actively integrated into the Law School community through various academic and social programs, including the Global/Emile Noël Fellows Forums where they are required to present their research. By the conclusion of their semester or year in residency, all Global Fellows from Practice & Government will have produced a major publishable piece of scholarly work and a report on their experience in the Global Fellows Program.

An applicant who performs research in comparative constitutional law, comparative civil procedure, Access to Justice, the sociology of law or European integration may, at the discretion of the selection committee, be named the Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law.  The Neil MacCormick Fellowship in Legal Theory may be appointed to a fellow who is researching in legal theory, European law and theory, or public law.  Finally, New York University is a member of the Scholars at Risk Network.  Scholars at Risk works to protect scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in their network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.  Those applications that are selected by the Global Fellows Program's selection committee for participation in the Global Fellows Program and that wish to be considered for Scholars at Risk Network program will be forwarded to the Scholars at Risk Network for further consideration.

Benefits of Participation

Participating in the Global Fellows Program as a Global or Senior Global Fellow from Practice & Government will include the following benefits:

  1. Participation in all Law School events including those especially for Global Fellows
  2. Inclusion, as much as practicable, in Faculty events and activities, for example the weekly Faculty Workshops
  3. A work space with telephone & computer
  4. Access to the NYU School of Law Library, including WestLaw and LEXIS
  5. An email account

Application Instructions

The invitation to join the Law School as a Global or Senior Global Fellow from Practice & Government is also an invitation to a life-long relationship with the Global Fellows Program, one that will continue to foster excellence in legal scholarship. If you are interested in the Global Fellows Program, please view the Application Instructions for further information.

If you are interested in participating in the Global Fellows Program in another capacity, you may wish to view information regarding our Global & Senior Global Research Fellows, Post-Doctoral Global Fellows or Emile Noël Fellows.  For doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree program at another institution abroad who wish to benefit from spending one year of their research at NYU School of Law, please refer to the Visiting Doctoral Researchers program information.

Any questions regarding the Global Fellows Program should be directed to: