Welcome to the Straus Institute

The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice was established with thanks to a generous donation from Daniel E. Straus ('81) and his wife Joyce G. Straus, through their family foundation. The mission of The Straus Institute is to welcome Fellows from around the world and facilitate their high level research and scholarship on topics falling within a broad definition of law and justice.

the 2013-14
Straus Fellows

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We are pleased to welcome the Fellows for academic year 2013 - 2014. The Thematic fellows' research is based around the theme 'Racial, Ethnic and Economic Segregation,' while At-Large fellows work on a project of their choice.


Fellows Workshops


The single most important feature of the Straus Fellowship Program is the Fellows Workshop Series – it is the vehicle through which work is presented and discussed, and encapsulates the idea of the Program – the University as a community of scholars.


Straus Institute Annual Theme 2013-2014

We look forward to hosting a community of scholars who can rethink first principles regarding normative questions about why and under what circumstances public policy should seek to prevent or undo residential segregation.


Fellows testimonials


See what Straus Fellows from past Academic years have to say about their experiences at The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice at NYU School of Law.