Thursday, April 3, 2014

Call for Applications: Berkeley Law Announces Darling Fellowship

I hope that many legal historians will apply for this new fellowship, from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law:
Berkeley Law is pleased to announce it seeks applications for the Darling Fellowship, made possible through a generous grant by the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation. Fellows must be committed to producing publishable work in public law and policy, which will help form the foundation for their entry into the job market for law teaching positions.
The Darling Fellowship is a one-year, residential, full-time position expected to run from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Fellows are required to devote their attention to research and writing, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the law school. Fellows will assist faculty in running the public law and policy workshop and may also be invited to guest lecture or teach in other law school classes. They may also help plan a small number of events related to law and public policy and advise interested students.
Berkeley Law will provide office space, an annual salary of $50,000 and benefits, and access to the UC Berkeley library system and resources for research. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at
Applicants will be evaluated solely on the basis of their record of academic and scholarly achievement. Of particular importance will be the applicant’s potential for significant contributions to research in public law and policy.
Minimum Qualifications Required: A successful candidate for the Darling Foundation Fellowship must hold a J.D. or equivalent by application submission date.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience such as a judicial clerkship, or professional experience in private or government practice.
The final deadline for applications is May 1, 2014.
More information is available here.