Center for Law and Social Science Undergraduate Fellows Program

Emory is an unusual university in that it has the advantage of being both an excellent liberal arts college and a tier-one research university. One of the missions of the Center is to take advantage of these strengths and promote the fruitful interaction of undergraduate education and scholarly research. Each year the Center hosts a small number of undergraduate fellows who are active participants in this university's vital research environment. The privileges of being a fellow include the following:

  • Participation in the Center's seminars and conferences,
  • the opportunity to meet with leading scholars from around the globe and talk to them about their research and careers,
  • the opportunity to participate in ongoing faculty research as a research assistant, and
  • independent study course credit.

Affiliated and visiting scholars are drawn from all social science fields, but also include scholars working in truly interdisciplinary fields. Thus, students will be exposed to a wide range of scholarly fields and approaches. Accepting a fellowship is a commitment to participate in all of these activities for the duration of a school year. Participation will entail approximately 8-10 hours per week.

Application and Admission

CLSS is searching for undergraduate research fellows for the academic year 2019-2020. The Center's research fellows are a small group of motivated students with a strong interest in collaborating with faculty and Ph.D. candidates on law and social science research.  

Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in a faculty or Ph.D. student research project. Fellows are welcome at all of the Center's research presentations and conferences. Throughout the year, fellows work roughly 9 hours per week with their research teams. They receive 6 hours of independent research course credit. 

Admission to the Center’s fellowship program is selective. POLS 208 (or an equivalent) is a prerequisite for applying to the fellowship, unless waived by the director. An overall and major GPA of at least 3.5 also is required. Application packets should include a transcript, a personal statement (maximum 2 single-spaced pages) describing the applicant’s research interests and career goals, and a faculty reference (Note: applicants do not need a letter of recommendation – just a faculty who can serve as a reference). 

To be considered, application materials must be emailed (in pdf format) to Amanda Hutson ( by no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  

Questions about the fellowship should be directed to Prof. Jonathan Nash at

Current and Past Recipients

The Center for the Study of Law and Social Science has been selecting undergraduate fellowships annually since the 2009-2010 academic year. The following students have been past recipients of the fellowship:

Semester Name Faculty Mentor
2018-19 Lianne Huan Anderson Natália Bueno
Julia Bittencourt Holli Semetko
Gabrielle Blom Holli Semetko
Madison Bober Holli Semetko
Noah Brooker Holli Semetko
Angie F. Chermanz Monroy Tom Clark
Elaine Dai Holli Semetko
Tara Djukanovic Holli Semetko
Reily A. Doak Holli Semetko
Luana Dumitrache Holli Semetko
Amani Elkhatib Tom Clark
Alex Fan Josh McCrain
Tara Hiyam Farkouh Holli Semetko
Lyndsey Louise Garbee Holli Semetko
Benjamin Garelick Holli Semetko
Lara Gemar Tom Clark
Eliana Greenwald Jeffrey Staton
Jacob Hicks Holli Semetko
Seung-Yeon Kang Holli Semetko
Mehvish Khan Tom Clark
Ayushi Kokroo Holli Semetko
Aliye Korucu Holli Semetko
Samuel Kramer Holli Semetko
Madhumitha Baby Kumar Holli Semetko
Sanghyun Joey Lee Holli Semetko
Nana Akosua Lowery Tom Clark
Baker Lu Tom Clark
Elias Neibart Tom Clark
Kaia Johanna Ordal Alex Bolton
Sophia Qiu Jian Xu
Lucas David Richard-Carvajal Holli Semetko
Ammar Rupani Holli Semetko
Juan Pablo Sabillon Canahuati Holli Semetko
Martin Sandoval Holli Semetko
Tanya Sattineni Holli Semetko
Radhika Shah Holli Semetko
Hannah Shepard-Moore Holli Semetko
Raquel Solla Rachel Harmon
Julia Wang Jian Xu
Maggie Wells Beth Reingold
Angel Xie Holli Semetko
Gabi Yamout Jeffrey Staton
Yerin Yoon Holli Semetko
Betty Zhang Michael Rich
Kate Zhang Holli Semetko
Lisa Zhong Holli Semetko
2017-18 Jamani Montague Jonathan Nash
John Priddy Michael Leo Owens
Seung-Yeon Kang Holli Semetko
Emanuel Castro Holli Semetko
Solana Liu Jeffrey Staton
Gabriela Korobkov

Alexander Volokh

Jasmine Trinh

Alexander Bolton

Reem Abdalla

Thomas Lancaster

Tommy Archibald

Joanna Shepherd Michael Kang

Jihyun Hwang

Holli Semetko

Sydney Chan

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Alondra Chavez Cabriales

Holli Semetko

Matt Goldman

Holli Semetko

Michelle Lou

Micheal Giles Jennifer Gandhi

Gaoke Chen Zhanwei Yue
Julia Bittencourt Holli Semetko
Siqi Zheng Holli Semetko 
Brandon R. Wood Tom Clark
2016-17 Bradyn Schiffman Danielle Jung
Margaret Avera Shlomo C. Pill
Christopher Ian Kim Holli Semetko
Samikshya Siwakoti  Holli Semetko
Elizabeth Loukenauth Holli Semetko
Marijose Martinez Holli Semetko
Emanuel Castro Holli Semetko
Cassandra Pereda Michael Rich
Jack Zhu Jia-Chen Fu


Aaron Girard Tom Clark
Ronny Choi Jane Sumner
Caiwei Huang Eri Saikawa
Elyse Lee Jonathan Nash
Stephen Jaber Thomas Lancaster
Jacob Potts Michael Kang
Adrian Zamora Holli Semetko
Cassandra Pereda Nancy Arrington
Kathryn Taylor Thomas Lancaster
Molly Zhu David Davis
Madeline Brown Alan Abramowitz
Brian Delgado Jeffrey Staton
Wrenica Archibald Holli Semetko
Yao Sun Holli Semetko
Devin Mashman Kay Levine
Crawford Schneider Adam Glynn
2014-15 Orli Berman Eric Reinhardt
Nikhil Bontha Urska Veliknoja
Brian Delgado Jeffrey Staton
Hannah Finnie Tom Clark
Naveed Hada Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Julianna Joss Thomas Lancaster
Elyse Lee Jonathan Nash
Benjamin Perlmutter Greg Martin
2013-14 Jeffrey Domozick Thomas Lancaster
Zhuqing (Alicia) Ju Tom Clark
Matthew D. Pesce Eric Reinhardt
2012-13 Nicolette S. Kraska Tom Clark
Ainhoa M. Maiz Jeffrey Staton
Matthew D. Pesce Micheal Giles
2011-12 Jacob Brown Michael Leo Owens
2010-11 Zack Crawford Joanna M. Shepherd
Michael S.Kang
Elizabeth Jansky Jonathan Nash
Josh Kovler Alexander Volokh
2009-10 Caitlin Ainsley Cliff Carrubba