Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School will
select up to two students to become Student Research Fellows. The
Institute will reward outstanding students for their commitment to and
interest in intellectual property, technology and information law and
give them an opportunity to contribute to the field. Student Research
Fellows will play a central role in managing and shaping the
Institute and its programs. They will help organize events and
symposia, work on social justice technology design initiatives, plan
student events and work closely with members of the Institute faculty.
Institute Fellows receive a stipend to support their fellowship during each semester they are associated with the Institute in addition to any work study money for which they may be eligible.
Applications are due by December 31, 2005 for the position(s), which will commence during the spring semester 2006. At least one position will be for a student to work through the summer and fall semester 2006 (i.e. 3 semesters). We may, however, also accept a student to work spring and fall without the summer.
Institute Research Fellows will receive office space in the Institute and be expected to be in residence at least 20 hours a week during the school year. The summer Research Fellow will be expected to work full-time for the Institute. Fellows will work on day-to-day operations of the Institute in all respects and therefore be required to commit to the position for its entire duration.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at New York Law School and demonstrate a strong commitment to the subject matter. John Marshall Harlan Scholars and participants in the Certificate in Law Practice Technology are encouraged to apply, although participation in those programs is not a prerequisite.
While a background in technology is not required, the successful applicant must be comfortable with and willing to learn about technology. Existing technology skills will count favorably toward selection and should be specified by applicant.
Applicants should demonstrate a willingness to contribute in a wide variety of ways to the activites of the Institute. Flexibility, collaborative spirit and responsiveness to rapidly evolving challenges are key to success in this position.
Interested students should submit their resume, unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample (need not be from law school) and an original statement demonstrating their commitment to the subject matter of the Institute. The statement must be no longer than 500 words. Please specify availability during the summer.
All application materials are due by December 31, 2005. They are to be emailed to Prof. Noveck at email@example.com.
Students may be asked to come in for an interview at the beginning of