Student Opportunities

The Center involves New York Law School students in all phases of the Center’s programming, from writing, researching and publishing its newsletters to hosting and attending events. Students draft items for the Center’s publications, assist in managing the Web site, help plan and run Center events, and have special opportunities to attend meetings on governmental and political issues.

The Center assists students in obtaining internships and employment with governmental agencies. Students who have worked with the Center have found permanent jobs with many City agencies including City Hall, the Law Department, the Mayor’s Office of Contracts and the Office of Management and Budget.

The Law School’s Harlan Scholars Program provides additional ways for a student to engage with the work of the Center. Harlan Scholars participate in all Center activities, qualify for upper class courses in related legal topics, and have the opportunity to produce a major research project on urban law under the guidance of the Center.

Each year the Center appoints two members of the graduating class as a one-year Fellow in New York City Law.

Harlan Scholars

The Law School’s Harlan Scholars Program provides additional ways for a student to engage with the work of the Center. Harlan Scholars participate in all Center activities, qualify for upper class courses in related legal topics, and have the opportunity to produce a major research project on urban law under the guidance of the Center.

Internships and Careers

The Center assists students in obtaining internships and employment with governmental agencies. Students who have worked with the Center have been placed with many City agencies, including City Hall, the Law Department, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Administration for Children’s’ Services, Department of Transportation, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Work Study

The Center involves work-study students in all phases of the Center’s programming, from writing, researching and publishing its newsletters to hosting and attending events. Students draft items for the Center’s publications, assist in managing the Web site, help plan and run Center events, and have special opportunities to attend meetings on governmental and political issues.

City Law Fellowship

The Center annually appoints Fellows in New York City Law from the Law School’s graduating class. The Fellows work full time at the Center, assisting in the writing and editing of CityLaw and CityLand and becoming deeply involved with the government of New York City and its legal issues. Many fellows have gone on to accept government positions after the fellowship year, either working directly for New York City or for law firms or organizations with New York City issues. These include:

  • NYC Law Department – General Litigation Division
  • NYC Law Department – Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division
  • NYC Law Department – Special Federal Litigation Division
  • NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission – Enforcement Division
  • NYC Department of Buildings – Investigation
  • NYC Department of Tranportation – Land Use
  • Peluso & Touger LLP
  • GoldmanHarris LLC

Past Fellows:
Amber Gonzalez ’12, Randy Kleinman ’12, Luna Droubi ’11, Frank St. Jacques ’11, Marissa Fierz ’10, Eugene Travers ’10, Bradley McCormick ’09, Matthew Windman ’09, Natalie Amar ’08, Peter Schikler ’08, Melissa Wagner ’08, Shlomit Aroubas ’07, Jonathan Reingold ’07, William Vidal ’07, Morgan Kunz ’06, Kevin Schultz ’05, David Steingard ’04, John Tatulli ’04, Angelina Martinez-Rubio ’04, Vicent Todarello ’03, Derek Kraft ’03, Lee Sheridan ’02, Melanie Cash ’02, Olga Koloditskaya ’01, Pei Pei Chang ’00, Martin Bowe ’00, Robin Wakefield ’99, Kevin Leonard ’98, Adam Lancer ’96, Margaret Peckham ’95, and Sheila Murphy Aresty ’94.

Application procedure
To apply, contact the Center.