Thursday, October 23, 2008

Princeton University Fellowships in Law and Public Affairs

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University announces its fellowship program for the 2009-10 academic year. The announcement is below; more information is here.
The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as fellows for the academic year 2009–2010. Each year, through its Fellows program, LAPA brings to Princeton world-class experts on the law. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research, discussion, and scholarly collaboration on topics broadly related to legal studies. Under exceptional circumstances, applications for only one semester in residence may be considered.

For 2009-2010, we plan to name four general LAPA Fellows plus one Microsoft/LAPA Fellow who specializes in intellectual property or the economic organization of society, and one Mellon/LAPA Fellow in Law and the Humanities. Applicants to the program will be considered for all of these fellowships. Applying with a stated interest in the designated fellowships (see below) will not prejudice an applicant from being considered for one of the general fellowships and vice versa. All fellows have the same salaries, privileges and conditions.

LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive and/or normative significance. In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly faculty-graduate seminar and a weekly discussion group, as well as some public lectures and conferences. Fellows should be in residence at Princeton at least four days a week during the academic term. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other activities and intellectual resources throughout the University. Some Fellows also have the opportunity to teach a course in one of Princeton’s graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty and the sponsoring academic department.

The Fellows program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but it does not support work toward the completion of a degree. All applicants should have received a doctorate or a professional postgraduate degree by the beginning of the fellowship.