Monday, December 15, 2008

Fellowship in Legal History at Minnesota

The University of Minnesota announces a legal history fellowship program for 2009-10. Especially after Minnesota's strong hiring in the field in recent years, the school is a great place for a junior scholar to spend a fellowship year.

Alumni Fellowship in Law and History
University of Minnesota

Program Description
The mission of the Program in Law and History at the University of Minnesota is to support the interdisciplinary study of law in historical context. The Program brings together students and faculty from across the University of Minnesota, as well as scholars from around the world, to promote research and teaching in legal history from the ancient to the modern era. The program supports a year-long workshop series featuring guest scholars and Minnesota students and faculty, an annual distinguished lecture, a range of courses cross-listed in Law and History, a summer fellowship (The Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History), and the academic year fellowship announced here.

Additional information about the Program and fellowship opportunities can be found on our Web site.
Fellowship Description and Terms of Award
The University of Minnesota Law School Alumni Fund Fellowship in Law and History is made possible by generous gifts from alumni of the Law School. The Fellowship is intended to support significant original work in the field of legal history, broadly defined. The project may relate to any chronological period or geographic region.

For 2009-10 the Program in Law and History will be awarding one year-long fellowship with a stipend of $25,000; an additional allowance of $5,000 will be provided for health insurance and research expenses. The recipient of the fellowship is required to be in residence at the University of Minnesota during the academic year. In addition, the fellow will be expected participate in workshops and other Program in Law and History activities, and to present his/her research at the Legal History Workshop in Spring 2010.

The Program is seeking applicants who have a J.D., and/or have been admitted to candidacy for their doctorate degree (or will have done so by May 30, 2009), or have recently been awarded the doctorate degree. A J.D. is not required. Applications are also welcome from those who are beginning a teaching career in law or history.

Application Deadline
All applications and supporting materials must be received by January 30, 2009. Announcement of the award will be made by March 2, 2009.

For further information contact Professor Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota, 612-626-5694;

Information about how to apply is here.