Legal Fellows

The Policing Project at NYU Law is seeking to hire Legal Fellows to join our expanding team.

This is a unique opportunity for current 1Ls and 2Ls to join us for the 2019-2020 academic year. Legal Fellows commit to working approximately 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and receive a stipend for their efforts.

Background on the Policing Project

The Policing Project’s mission is to partner with communities and police across the country to promote public safety through transparency, equity, and democratic engagement. Broadly speaking, our work centers around three focus areas:

  1. Front-End Voice in Policing: We believe that in a democratic society, the public must have a voice in how it is policed.

  2. Regulation of Policing Technology: We believe that there must be transparency and public debate around the adoption of new policing technologies.

  3. Re-Imagining Public Safety: We believe it is time for a national conversation about what public safety means, and how it is best achieved. We pursue these objectives through a variety of research, advocacy, and on-the-ground projects.

Job Description & Responsibilities

Legal Fellows engage in a wide variety of work depending on the needs of Policing Project staff. This work can range from conducting factual research into particular policing technologies or civilian oversight bodies, conducting legal research into litigation strategies, drafting public facing materials following Policing Project conferences, collecting alternative-to-enforcement strategies from across the country, drafting new police department policies relating to surveillance technologies and use of force, and much more.

Legal Fellows will work closely with the Policing Project’s leadership team, including Professor Barry Friedman, but also with other members of the Policing Project staff. Our work often requires close collaboration with both community groups advocating for police reform and with active police officials. Legal Fellows should be comfortable with this type of broad engagement.

To apply to be a Legal Fellow, submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and at least two references to info@policingproject.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due no later than April 12, 2019.

The Policing Project heartily welcomes applicants from diverse background, and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.