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Want to be a law professor? Apply for Fellowship at Georgetown Law


Each year, the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, which I direct, offers a fellowship position to a highly-qualified law graduate who intends to pursue an academic career. During their 2-year residence at Georgetown, Fellows are expected to produce significant scholarship for publication and teach a seminar on the subject of their research as a Visiting Lecturer. The Fellow will also contribute to the intellectual life of Georgetown Law by participating and guest lecturing in various constitutional law courses at Georgetown and will have the opportunity to take part in the Georgetown Law Fellows' Collaborative in preparation for the academic job market. The position is designed for individuals intending to enter the legal academic job market within two years.

The Fellowship permits Fellows to complete a year of research and writing and to teach a seminar before applying for teaching positions during their second year. During the Fellow's tenure at Georgetown, he or she will be expected to produce at least one major academic piece of scholarship. The Fellow will also be expected to participate, where appropriate, in ongoing Center projects. This will include attending and participating in Center programs such as scholarly symposia, lectures, and brown bag seminars with Georgetown Student Fellows.

The Fellowship offers a competitive stipend and eligibility for staff health insurance. The Center will begin accepting applications on November 15, 2014. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by December 15, 2014. The postmark deadline for all applications is February 15, 2015.

For the application form and more information about the Fellowship, please visit our website. If you have questions about the program send an email to