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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fellowships for Aspiring Law Professors (Updated)

For practitioners and others contemplating joining the law professor ranks, many law schools offer wonderful opportunities to transition into the legal academy with one- or two-year fellowships which allow you to enter the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference (the "meat market") with published scholarship (and in many cases teaching experience) under your belt:

For more information on becoming a law professor, including a discussion of the advantages of these fellowship programs, see:

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Why on earth does Alabama have a fellowship only for former Supreme Court clerks? Surely they don't need a fellowship at Alabama!

Posted by: How odd | Mar 2, 2007 7:06:35 PM

The Legal Scholarship Blog has created a page with articles and resources that may be of use to prospective law professors:

Posted by: Legal Scholarship Blog | Dec 4, 2007 5:59:36 PM

Brooklyn Law School also hires visiting assistant professors.

Posted by: Future Brooklyn VAP | Mar 21, 2008 9:53:16 AM

Florida State hires VAPs, although I do not believe there is no formal program. Contact the associate dean.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Mar 21, 2008 11:15:37 AM

More detail including placements and application information for the Freedman Fellow Program at Temple can be found at:

Posted by: Sheila B. Scheuerman | Mar 21, 2008 3:36:07 PM

Thank you very much for compiling this list. It will be a great help in my current search for a fellowship.

Posted by: Anthony DiClaudio | Sep 2, 2008 9:44:51 AM