Mar. 18: Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law Fellowship

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The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU School of 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. The Center’s priorities include: shaping the public discourse and consciousness on race and inequality; addressing the influence of race and inequality in the criminal legal system; confronting the racial justice implications of technology and algorithmic decision-making tools in the criminal legal system and other systems that govern people’s lives; challenging the forces that drive racial segregation and economic disadvantage in communities of color to secure community equity and justice; and infusing legal education with a racial justice lens.

We are seeking applications for our Law Fellowship, which supports the professional development of a candidate interested in pursuing or continuing a career focused on racial justice.

The Fellow will play an integral role in the Center’s work, under the supervision of the Center’s leadership. The Fellow will be expected to actively participate in the Center’s research, public education, advocacy, litigation agenda, events and programming. Over the course of the fellowship, Fellows generally have the opportunity to produce research reports, draft amicus submissions, and engage in advocacy in all its forms. Fellows may also have the opportunity to manage and supervise undergraduate students, law students, and consultants engaged in work on the Center’s behalf.

The Fellow will be appointed for one year. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, contingent on the satisfactory performance of the Fellow and available funding. The fellowship start date is negotiable, based on the Center’s priorities and the candidate’s availability, though it generally will commence by late August 2022. The fellowship salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.

Candidates should possess a JD, LLM, or equivalent legal training; distinguished analytical, research, and writing skills; a demonstrated interest in racial justice; and up to 10 years of professional and/or legal experience. Candidates with additional training, or with professional or personal experiences that intersect with race and inequality are encouraged to apply. NYU School of Law seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. NYU Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 apply, please submit the materials listed below in a single PDF to the Center’s Executive Director, Jason Williamson, at Please use the subject line “2022-2023 CRIL Fellowship Application.” Your application should include:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in, and qualifications for, the Fellowship program, including an explanation of why you would like to become a Fellow of the Center;
  • Resume;
  • Writing sample; and
  • List of three references with email addresses

The application period will close on March 18, 2022. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. Please be sure to include a telephone number and/or email address where we can reach you. We will interview candidates from mid-March through April, and make final selections shortly thereafter.

To learn more about the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, visit Questions may be addressed to Center Coordinator Madeleine Sears via email at, with the subject line “Center Fellowship Question.” No phone calls please.