Fellowships with the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law

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The Center is seeking applications for student fellowship positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applications are sought from current 1Ls and 2Ls, with high priority given to current 1Ls.

The Center’s mission is to promote good government and prosecution practices in criminal justice matters.  The Center accomplishes this mission through academic and public policy research, public events highlighting current issues in criminal justice reform, and litigation.

Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the Center.  As an example, current and past fellows have: conducted research for the Center’s academic work, including working with the Faculty Director, Professor Rachel Barkow, Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Professor of Practice Anne Milgram, and Executive Director Courtney Oliva; assisted with the Center’s sentencing commutation project, the Mercy Project, including representing individuals seeking federal and state clemency; co-written white papers that were presented to the New York City Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice; worked with other advocacy organizations and prosecutor groups on a variety of criminal reform issues; helped plan and organize conferences and other events involving prominent legal scholars and practitioners; and conducted research on criminal justice reforms, which were then used to advise elected prosecutors on best practices in their offices.  Future fellows will also be involved in the Center’s long-term planning and launch of future projects.

In the upcoming academic year, Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend Center lunches with federal and local public defenders and prosecutors, where they can learn more about the practice of law, including practical tips and insights into challenges that defenders and prosecutors face.

To read more about the Center, work that it has done, and its staff, visit www.prosecutioncenter.org.

Fellowship applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter including a statement of interest in the fellowship
  • Resume
  • Unofficial law school and undergraduate transcripts
  • List of two references, including email address


Deadline for the applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2017.  Selections will be made by mid-May. E-mail applications to courtney.oliva@nyu.edu.

March 1, 2018