These fellowship opportunities allow a fellow to teach and/or research in an academic setting.
Clinical and teaching fellowships can be a way for fellows to enter academia without going through the more traditional route for obtaining full-time faculty positions (which often require stellar grades at top-tier institutions, judicial clerkships, and noteworthy publications).
Examples of academic, teaching, and clinical fellowships:
- Stanford Law School: Stanford provides a variety of academic/teaching fellowships:
- Constitutional Law
- International Law
- Law, Economics, and Business
- Law, Science, and Technology
- Legal Profession
- Legal Research and Writing
- Negotiation and Mediation
- Public Interest
- California Western School of Law, Teaching Fellows Program: Two-year program for practicing lawyers to transition into a career of teaching and scholarship. The Fellowship program accentuates both teaching and scholarship.
- Georgetown University Law Center, Clinical Graduate Fellowships: Fellowships for new and experienced attorneys to combine study with practice in the fields of clinical legal education and public interest advocacy.
- Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy: Two-year fellowship for recent law school graduates who possess a demonstrated interest in indigent juvenile defense and juvenile justice issues. The fellowship is designed to provide a well developed practical skill-set as well as clinical teaching experience.
- UCLA School of Law
- The Williams Institute, Sexual Orientation Law Teaching Fellowship: For those with a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship in the field of sexual orientation law.
For more information on academic/teaching/clinical fellowships, please see our Resource and Contacts section.