Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law Summer Student Fellowship Program

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The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law engages in research, public education, advocacy, and litigation to advance its mission of shaping how people understand, diagnose, and address issues of race and inequality. We are seeking applications from 1L, 2L, and LLM students for our summer Student Fellowship Program, to take place during the summer of 2022.

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; assist with the planning and execution of the Center’s events on race and inequality; and otherwise contribute to the Center’s ongoing work on race and inequality. Student Fellows will be expected to apply for PILC funding to secure financial support for the duration of the summer fellowship. Student Fellows may have the opportunity to meet practitioners, advocates, and scholars engaged in work at the intersection of racial justice and inequality. The expected time commitment is an average of 40 hours per week over 10 weeks.  Student Fellows will work with the Center’s Faculty Directors, Professors Deborah Archer and Vincent Southerland, in addition to the Center’s Executive Director, Jason Williamson, and one or more of the Center’s post-graduate research fellows.

If you are interested, please submit the following materials via email with the subject line “Summer 2022 Student Fellow Application” in a single PDF to the Center’s email address at

  • Cover letter explaining why you would like to become a Student Fellow of the Center and your interest in race and inequality;
  • Resume;
  • Unofficial law school transcript; and
  • List of two references with email addresses.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and selections will be made by April 2022. NYU School of Law seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. To learn more about the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, visit