Aug. 05: Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law Paul Weiss Student Fellowship Program

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The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law confronts the laws, policies, and practices that lead to the oppression and marginalization of people of color. We believe that the racism that permeates our present-day legal system has deep roots. By documenting the history of racism in America, elevating the stories of those affected by race-based inequality, and rigorously applying a racial lens to analyze unremitting disparities, we identify actionable, forward-looking solutions to address the injustices caused by racism. We are seeking to hire four rising 2L law students for our Student Fellowship Program, to take place during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Student Fellows will conduct research into topics of race and inequality for use in advocacy, litigation, and public education under the guidance and supervision of Center leadership. Student Fellows will also assist with the planning and execution of the Center’s events. Student Fellows will receive a stipend, be featured on the Center’s website, and play an integral role in the Center’s work. The expected time commitment is an average of 10 hours per week over approximately 30 weeks. 

If you are interested, please submit the following materials, in a single PDF, to the Center’s Administrative Coordinator Madeleine Sears, at, with the subject line Center Student Fellow Application: 

(1) Cover letter explaining why you would like to become a Student Fellow of the Center and your interest in race and inequality; 

(2) Resume; 

(3) Unofficial law school transcript; and 

(4) List of two references with email addresses. 

Applications will be accepted until August 5, 2022. Interviews will be conducted and selections will be made on a rolling basis. To learn more about the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law and our work, please visit To learn more about the student fellows program, please visit For Students | NYU School of Law.