The Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law is a new program that will welcome its inaugural student scholar in the fall of 2017. This 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 partial scholarship for each year that they are a part of the program (students will be admitted for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year).
Applications for 2017-2018 have closed. The next round of applications will be solicited in the spring of 2018 for the upcoming year. Eligible students must be in their first or second year of the JD program at the law school.
Contact CCS@nyu.edu with any questions about this scholarship.