Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession invites Fellowship applications for the forthcoming academic year (2009-2010).
The Center on the Legal Profession, directed by Professor Deborah L. Rhode, supports research, teaching, programs, and public policy initiatives on crucial issues facing the bar. The Center focuses on issues of professional responsibility and the structure of legal practice. Central concerns include how to enhance access to justice, sustain ethical values, improve bar regulatory structures, and effectively respond to the changing dynamics of legal workplaces. Upcoming Center events include The Roadmap to Justice Project, a national effort to draw leaders in the field to develop an agenda for expanding access to legal services for low- and middle-income individuals, and the International Legal Ethics Conference in 2010. The Center on the Legal Profession Fellowship is a full-time, one-year residential fellowship beginning in June 2009. It is designed to offer scholars interested in topics of professional responsibility and the structure of legal practice an opportunity to conduct research and participate in law school events. Fellows are encouraged to attend weekly faculty lunch seminars and participate in activities with the growing number of law school fellows, pursue a scholarly project, and assist with a course on the legal profession. Fellows will be provided with office space, a stipend of $50,000, and a generous benefits package. Applicants must have a JD or a PhD in a relevant area. The Center particularly welcomes applications from individuals interested in pursuing careers in legal academia.
Applicants should submit the following via email or regular mail by December 1, 2008: (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume or CV, (3) an official law school transcript (if applicable), (4) three letters of recommendation sent directly from the writer, (5) a writing sample (applicants who already have scholarly publications related to the topic should submit a list of all published writings), and (6) a research proposal that describes the proposed work during the fellowship period and explains the project’s significance to the Center on the Legal Profession (2000 words or less). Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic merit and the intellectual contribution of their research proposal. Acceptance decisions will be made by January 9, 2009. All inquires about the program and applications should be submitted to:
Associate Director, Center on the Legal Profession
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, California 94305-8610
Tel (650) 736-9770
Fax (650) 721-5537