Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law

The Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law scholarship seeks to train a new generation of technology lawyers who are not only equipped to analyze the most complex technology law and policy issues, but also students who have mastered the technical understandings of the discipline. The student selected for this award must demonstrate a passion for technology and cybersecurity law and an interest in the interdisciplinary aspects of the subject.

Law students selected for the program will be obligated to enroll in technical cyber-security courses at NYU Tandon School of Engineering that are consistent with their academic program. They will also participate in weekly cohort meetings with students focusing on cybersecurity from other NYU schools and engage in a substantial research project or construction of a technical tool. The programs are designed so that lawyers may better understand the technological aspects of information security, and the privacy and civil liberties concerns that surround the field.

Students will enter the program in the fall of each academic year and will earn a $10,000 scholarship towards tuition for each year that they are a part of the program (students will be admitted for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year).

Application Requirements: Applications for 2019-2020 are now open. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter to Alex Potcovaru, Program Associate, at  CCS@nyu.edu by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 with “Latham & Watkins Award Application” in the subject line. Eligible law students must be in their first or second year of the JD program at the law school. JD applicants to this scholarship will be automatically considered for the NYU Cyber Scholars Program as well.

Contact CCS@nyu.edu with any questions about this scholarship.

2018-2019 Latham & Watkins Scholar

Cole Rabinowitz PhotoCole Rabinowitz is a 2L from the Seattle area interested in cybersecurity law as it operates in the context of national security and investigations. He is the Vice President of the National Security Law Society, a student organization that hosts monthly lunch discussions and larger events with experts in different areas of national security law. Prior to law school, Cole worked as a Litigation Paralegal at Paul, Weiss in New York City where he assisted on a variety of government investigations and multiple trials representing technology companies. After Paul, Weiss, Cole joined the Boston Consulting Group as an Associate Researcher in the Technology and Public Sector practice areas where his work focused on innovative ways governments can use technology, including smart cities, open data portals and other digital government services. In Summer 2018, Cole interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he worked in the criminal division on cybercrime, narcotics, money laundering, and securities fraud cases. Cole graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College in 2014 with a B.A. in International Politics.