Stanford Constitutional Law Center Fellowships for 2014


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Stanford Law Published: August 27, 2013
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Stanford Law School and the Stanford Constitutional Law Center are pleased to announce that it will be seeking applications for two Academic Fellowships to begin the summer of 2014. Fellows must be committed to producing publishable research in constitutional law. It is expected that they will enter the job market for law teaching positions during the second year of the fellowship.

Expectations and Compensation

The Academic Fellowships are residential, full-­‐time, two-­‐ year positions (from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016). Fellows are required to devote their attention to research and writing, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the law school. There are no teaching requirements, though in appropriate cases voluntary teaching opportunities may be available. Fellows are expected to attend events sponsored by the Center, and to help plan and execute a small number of events related to their field of expertise. They are also expected to engage with students, by mentoring Student Fellows and making themselves available to talk with other interested students at the Law School.

The Center provides each fellow with office space (though not necessarily a private office), a research and academic travel budget, a moving allowance, and a stipend of $60,000 plus benefits. Fellows will have access to the Stanford Libraries and the other resources of Stanford University.

Eligibility and the Application Process

Applicants will be evaluated based on their record of academic and scholarly achievement and, especially, the quality and probable significance to constitutional law of their research agendas. Ideally, an applicant’s education would include a J.D. But consideration will also be given to applicants who do not have a J.D. but have a Ph.D. in a field such as history or political theory and whose work is related to constitutional law.

Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2013. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications must be sent, and they must include as attachments to a single email the following information:

a research proposal of no more than 2500 words (with an emphasis on original ideas and not merely the identification of interesting topics or problems);

a writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s analytical and creative abilities;

a curriculum vitae; and

PDFs of all transcripts from all post-­‐secondary schools attended (unofficial transcripts are fine).

In addition, each applicant must ensure that the Stanford Constitutional Law Center receives, at the same email address and by the same date, three letters of recommendation. These should be emailed directly from the recommenders, and they should focus on the applicant’s potential for a career as a legal scholar.

For questions or additional information, please email the Stanford Constitutional Law Center at