Past Law and Business Entrepreneurship Fellows


Tal Kastner, 2019-2021 Jacobson Fellow

Tal Kastner

Tal was the Jacobson Fellow in Law and Business at New York University Law School from 2019-201. She was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law from 2016-2019.

Her research focused on contract law and the operation of legal language in social and historical context. She published articles on contract, law and society, as well as other topics in the Georgetown Law Journal, Law and Social Inquiry, and SMU Law Review, among other publications. She wrote a book entitled The Age of Boilerplate: Agreement and Agency in American Law and Literature about the role of standard contract language in shaping the idea and experience of freedom in the United States. 

Tal hods a J.D. from the Yale Law School, a PhD from Princeton, and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, advising clients on a range of transactional matters, including corporate law, regulatory compliance, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she has taught as a Lecturer at Princeton, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY), and was a Postdoctoral Fellow of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies at Cardozo Law School.

Following law school, she served as a law clerk for President Aharon Barak and Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel. 


Form Contracts, in  Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities (Maksymillian Del Mar, Bernadette Meyler & Simon Stern eds., 2020). 

Boilerplate: Deconstructing the Fiction of Contract, in Fictional Discourse Fictional Discourse And The Law (Hans Lind ed., 2020). 

Contract Creep, 107 Geo. L.J. 1277 (2019) (with Ethan Leib). 

Policing Narrative, 71 Smu L. Rev. 1117 (2018) (reprinted in The Legal Writing Institute Monograph Series on Legal Justice (2020)).

Deviance in Nineteenth Century American Law and Culture, in Routledge Research Companion To Law And The Humanities In Nineteenth Century America (Simon Stern & Nan Goodman eds., 2017). 

“I'm Just some Guy”: Positing and Leveraging Legal Subjects in Consumer Contracts and the Global Market, 23 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 531 (2016). [link]

“Bartleby”: A Story of Boilerplate, 23 Law & Literature 365 (2011). 

The Persisting Ideal of Agreement in an Age of Boilerplate, 35 Law & Soc. Inquiry 793 (2010). 



Emily Winston

Emily served as a Jacobson Research Fellow in Law and Business at New York University School of Law from 2016-2019. From 2014 to 2016, she was a Clinic Fellow and Supervising Attorney in NYU Law’s Business Law Transactions Clinic.

Before joining NYU Law, Emily practiced at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Paul Hastings LLP, where her practice focused on cross-border securities and corporate finance transactions involving Latin American businesses. She also served as a C.V. Starr Lecturer at Peking University School of Transactional Law in Shenzhen, China from 2010 – 2011 where she taught several courses on legal research and writing. 

Emily holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Government and Politics, with honors, from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  Her research examined the relative influence of different stakeholder groups on corporate decision-making.  Her other research interests include corporate governance and regulation, law and development, and social entrepreneurship.  Emily is a member of the New York State Bar.


Benefit Corporations and the Separation of Benefit and Control, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 1783 (2018).

Managerial Fixation and the Limitations of Shareholder Oversight, 71 Hastings L.J. 699 (2020).


Dr. Anat Alon-Beck    

Anat was the 2017-2019 Jacobson Fellow in Law and Business at New York University School of Law. Her research focus was on corporate law, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, and innovation, with an interdisciplinary emphasis on the intersection of law with business, management, finance, ethics, strategy, society, sustainability, and the natural environment. She was passionate about empowering women to advance in entrepreneurship and leadership positions in the business world.

Anat holds J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees, with honors, from Cornell Law School, where she served as an Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She received her LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law, and served as an Associate Editor of Theoretical Inquiries in Law.

Previously, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor, in the Department of International Business and Management at Dickinson College. At Dickinson, she co-developed the Eco-E Path Mosaic, which incorporated the study of sustainable entrepreneurship into Dickinson’s liberal arts program, and paved the way for the newly designed Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate.

Publications and Works in Progress:

Unicorn Stock Options - A Golden Goose or Trojan Horse? Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019, 2019 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 107 (2019)

Alternative Venture Capital: The New Unicorn Investors, 88 Tennessee Law Review 985 (2020), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-26

Preparing for the Apocalypse: A Multi-Prong Proposal to Develop Countermeasures for Biological, Chemical, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats (with Constance E. Bagley), 40 Cardozo L. Rev 823 (2018), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018

The Law of Social Entrepreneurship - Creating Shared Value through the Lens of Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics, 3 (20) U. Pa. J. Bus. L., forthcoming 20 J. Bus. L. 520 (2018), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018.

The Coalition Model, A Private-Public Strategic Innovation Policy Model for Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in the Era of New Economic Challenges, 2 (17) Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev., forthcoming Spring 2018 (listed on SSRN’s top 10 download list).

The Modern Corporation Statement on Company Law Stout, L., Robé, J., Ireland, P., Deakin, S. F., Greenfield, K., Johnston, A., et al. (2016).