Riane
Harper ’17

“The Furman Public Policy Program is just everything I wanted to do with law school ...”

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Riane
Harper ’17

“The Furman Public Policy Program is just everything I wanted to do with law school ...”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

Iran Sanctions Team Chief, US Department of State

Foreign Affairs Research Analyst, US Dept. of State

BA, Vassar

Academic Interests

Law and Policy

Furman Public Policy Scholar

Beyond the Books

Annual Survey of American Law

NYU Law Women

Supreme Court Reading Group

Summer Work

Hogan Lovells (Washington, DC and London)

Legal Intern, Department of Justice, Criminal Division

After NYU Law

“My ultimate goal is to return to the federal government.”

International Perspective

“As a foreign affairs analyst for the State Department, I conducted public opinion surveys in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Afghanistan. My twin interests in foreign policy and law led me to law school.”

1L Experience

“I am a big fan of Legislation and the Regulatory State. I think it’s one of the most important classes that you can take at NYU Law.”

Cutting-edge Research Opportunities

“I had an incredible opportunity to work with the executive director of the Center on Law and Security, Zach Goldman ’09, during my 1L Spring. He's thinking about how we should be putting cyber actions into different frameworks and how we ought to respond to cyber attacks versus cyber criminals.”

Beyond the Books

“Co-leading NYU Law Women as a 2L was a great opportunity to see all the different things that women at this school are excited about. They are going to go forth and do amazing work after they graduate.”

NYU Law in One Word

“Dynamic.”