Saturday, December 19, 2009

Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship at Harvard

Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School is seeking fellows who have a J.D. degree, who have completed the required coursework for their doctorate degree, or who have recently been awarded the doctorate degree. A JD is preferred, but not required We will also consider applicants who are beginning a teaching career in either law or history. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the fellow to complete a major piece of writing in the field of legal history, broadly defined. There are no limitations as to geographical area or time period.
Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time on their own research. They are also asked to help coordinate the Legal History Colloquium, which meets five or six times each semester. Fellows are invited to present their own work. Fellows will be required to be in residence at the Harvard Law School during the academic year (September through May).
Applicants for the fellowship for 2010-11 should address a letter to the co-chairs of the Berger Fellowship Program, Professors Bruce Mann and Jed Shugerman, at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02318.
Applications should outline briefly the fellow's proposed project (no more than five typewritten pages) and should contain a writing sample and a curriculum vitae that gives the applicant's educational background, publications, works in progress, and other relevant experience, accompanied by official transcripts of all academic work done in college or at the graduate level. The applicant should arrange for two academic references to be sent to the co-chairs. Applications by e-mail are preferred (the transcripts may be sent by regular mail):
The deadline for applications is Monday, February 1, 2010, and announcement of the award will be made by March 1, 2010.
The fellow selected will be awarded a stipend of $32,000 (health care and research come out of that amount.For further information contact Professor Shugerman's assistant:
Rose Dawes
Harvard Law School
Griswold 4 North
Cambridge, MA 02138

A list of current and previous fellows is here.