The Georgetown Law Center is offering 14 Clinical Graduate Teaching Fellowships to new and experienced attorneys for the 2012-2014 academic years. Each two-year fellowship is associated with one of the Law Center’s clinical programs, and each program varies in purpose, requirements, and duties. They are listed below. All of the clinical fellowships, however, share a common goal: to provide highly motivated lawyers the chance to develop skills as teachers and legal advocates within an exciting and supportive educational environment. Fellows directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in the clinics, assist in teaching clinic seminars, and perform work on their own cases or other legal matters. Fellowships will begin in the summer od 2012, with an intensive orientation designed to introduce fellows to clinical teaching methods. Upon completing the requirements for graduation, fellows are awarded the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy). Graduates of Georgetown’s clinical fellowship program have gone on to prestigious positions in law teaching and public interest law settings.
Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,000 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows usually qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.
To learn more about a particular clinic, please view our Clinics Brochure. ( PDF)
Clinic Fellowship application deadlines for each clinic are listed below. To apply for a fellowship, please go to the website for that clinic, and follow the application process described by the clinic. Each clinic makes its own hiring decisions.
- The Community Justice Project -- December 1, 2011
- Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy, Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Justice (Prettyman & Stiller Fellows -- November 1 , 2011
- Domestic Violence -- November 1, 2011
- Federal Legislation & Administrative -- December 1, 2011
- Harrison Institute for Public Law -- March 1, 2012
- Harrison Institute for Housing & Community Development -- March 1, 2012
- Institute for Public Representation -- December 1, 2011
- International Women's Human Rights -- December 1, 2011
- Street Law Clinic -- December 13, 2011
With the exception of fellows in the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Street Law Clinic, all fellows must be members of the D.C. bar. Fellowship applicants who are admitted to a bar elsewhere must apply to waive into the D.C. bar upon accepting their fellowship offer. The Law Center will reimburse the expense of waiving into the D.C. bar incurred by those fellows who have already taken the bar exam elsewhere prior to accepting their fellowship offer.
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