PCCE Student Fellow Application

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Each year, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement accepts a group of outstanding law students as Fellows. PCCE Student Fellows gain unparalleled expertise in the areas of corporate compliance and enforcement through exposure to our invitation-only conferences, panels, and policy speeches, access to our distinguished Senior Fellows and members of our Board of Advisors, including at PCCE events and Fellows receptions.

Student fellows are required to volunteer at one PCCE conference or event each semester at minimum. Volunteering entails either assistance with registration or other logistics over the course of the event, or note-taking during keynote addresses or panels.

PCCE student fellows have the opportunity to attend presentations with leading experts in the fields of compliance and enforcement that are restricted to PCCE student fellows. They also have the opportunity to attend 2 receptions a year for student fellows, senior academic fellows and our senior fellows which provides a valuable networking opportunity with leading experts in enforcement or compliance.

Students fellows also can, but do not have to, contribute articles to our blog, Compliance & Enforcement.

A select number of student fellows also serve as Associate Editors of PCCE’s blog, Compliance & Enforcement.

Finally, student fellows have the opportunity to serve as research assistants, if they want, for either Jennifer Arlen or Julie Copeland when research needs arise.

The student fellow position is volunteer (including event volunteering) but any fellow who serves as a blog editor or as a research assistant will be paid at the standard research assistant rate.

Eligibility Requirements

PCCE Student Fellowship positions are open to rising 2L, 3L, and LLM students at NYU Law with experience in corporate compliance or enforcement. Applications for an academic year generally are accepted on a rolling basis until a few months before the start of the fall semester.

Application Instructions and Contents

Applications should be sent to PCCE’s Faculty Director Jennifer.Arlen@nyu.edu, and PCCE’s Executive Director Julie.Copeland@nyu.edu, and should include a cover email, unofficial transcript, and curriculum vitae.  Any applicant also interested in being a blog editor should indicate any writing or editing experience and their ability to devote 10-15 hours a week to the blog.

PCCE Course Prerequisite

Applicants must either have already taken, or register to take in the upcoming academic year, one or more of the following PCCE-taught or -affiliated courses: Business Crime; Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing; Compliance and Risk Management for Attorneys; Regulation of Foreign Corrupt Practices; White Collar Crime and the Capital Markets; and Criminal Securities and Commodities Fraud. In the event an applicant is interested in taking a different course that relates to corporate compliance or enforcement, the applicant should indicate that in his/her/their application.

Demonstrated Interest in Corporate Compliance or Enforcement

In selecting PCCE Student Fellows, we also give weight to a demonstrated interest in corporate compliance or enforcement (civil or criminal) as evidenced by a variety of factors, including: (1) work in the area(s) before law school or during the summer; (2) a research position in the area(s) during a law school semester or summer, or acceptance of such a position for an upcoming summer/semester; and (3) experience volunteering at PCCE events.

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1L students who are interested in becoming involved in PCCE are encouraged to contact Jennifer Arlen and Julie Copeland to seek out volunteering opportunities.

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