Innovation Fellows

Current Innovation Fellows


Suzie Allen is a 3L, focusing her legal education on data privacy and data protection. She holds a B.S in English with a minor in Italian from Towson University.  She is Global Fellows Scholar and is serving as Vice President of Administration for the Legal Association for Women as well as Vice President of the Society for International Law and Policy.


Lindsey DeMaria is a 2L, focusing her legal education on data protection and intellectual property. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the University at Albany. Lindsey is a Dean’s Scholar and is part of the Dean’s Leadership Council.


Daniela Goykhman is a 2L, focusing her legal education on intellectual property law. She holds a B.A. in Political Science as well as a B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Daniela is part of the Dean’s Leadership Council, is a Student Ambassador, and is serving as the Fashion Co-Chair for MEFLA and Marketing Chair for the Sports Law Society.

About the Program

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School hires 2-3 Innovation Fellows per year. The Fellowship is a paid leadership position that rewards outstanding students for their commitment to and interest in privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, internet law, technology, entrepreneurship, and information law with an opportunity to contribute to the field. Applicants for the position must be currently-enrolled 2L or 3L day or evening students at the time the fellowship term begins.

Fellows play a central role in managing and shaping the Center and its programs. Fellows work alongside the Director, Associate Director, Center-affiliated faculty, and students to support the mission and programs of the Center. Fellows’ responsibilities are broken down into three areas, which include:

Practical Research

  • Work with Center leadership, faculty, and clinics on practical legal questions of intellectual property and privacy law, ultimately including research, writing working papers and general audience essays, project-based practical learning, and providing ongoing IP counsel.
  • Work closely with members of the Center faculty on research and publishing projects and publish a White Paper by the end of the Fellowship term.

Event Planning

  • Assist organizing Center student events and symposia, including, but not limited to, our new privacy education program, the first conference dedicated to addressing issues related to online harassment, the fashion law and the sports law conference. Each fellow is expected to conceptualize and organize 1+ event per semester, with the assistance of the Associate Director.


  • Write at least 3 Alerts! per semester.
  • Serve on and help develop the IILP Alumni Council.

Fellows receive office space in the Center and may work at the Center during summers depending on availability.

Application/Selection Process


Applicants must be currently enrolled 2L or 3L day or evening students at the time the fellowship term begins and demonstrate a strong commitment to Innovation Center subject areas. Students must be affiliated with the Center, generally.

Applicants should be self-starters and entrepreneurial and demonstrate a willingness to contribute in a wide variety of ways to the activities of the Center, and should consult the Center’s website to gain an understanding of what we do. Flexibility, a collaborative spirit, and responsiveness to rapidly evolving challenges are keys to success in this position.

Fellows are eligible for reappointment. This is a paid position. Work study preferred, but not required.

Application Process:

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be considered by the Center’s Associate Director starting in May 2020.