Thursday, October 11, 2018

LAPA Fellowships

[We have the following announcement for the Law and Public Affairs Fellowships at Princeton University. Deadline: Nov.14, 2018]
Image result for Law and public affairs program princetonThe Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for residential fellowships for 2019-2020.  LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance.  In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to be in residence for ten months and participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly seminar, a weekly luncheon discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences.  The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, development of course materials, work in legal practice, or residence elsewhere. Fellows may apply to teach one course in Princeton's graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the University, sufficient enrollment, approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department.  As a general rule, Fellows receive a research salary of one-half their ten month salary at their home institution, up to a maximum set each year before selection is made.  This means that some support will be lower than one half of an actual salary for those at the high end of a salary spectrum.  Research salaries are also subject to a minimum amount determined each year.  If approved to teach a Fellow will hold a secondary teaching rank that will be based on the Fellows home institution rank and salary rate. Teaching opportunities are not guaranteed. Fellows may also apply for funding from additional sources so long as receipt of the funds does not interfere with the LAPA requirements.  

All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of the fellowship application. The selection committee looks particularly closely at the proposal outlining work while in residence at Princeton.  Successful LAPA applicants should demonstrate substantial expertise in law-related matters.  The committee is composed of Princeton faculty members representing LAPA's three funding sources, WWS, UCHV, and the University.  They evaluate applicants on the basis of the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from the activities of the program; the quality and significance of their proposed projects; the future contributions they are likely to make to legal scholarship and practice; and their ability to contribute to intellectual life in legal studies at Princeton.  In selecting fellows, the committee may consider how each individual will contribute to the fellows' cohort as well as to the program.

You may, but need not, include a short personal statement containing information you would like the committee to consider.  Do not submit a cover letter.

Required:  Applicants must apply online at and submit a CV, including a list of publications and a description of the research project that you plan to pursue at Princeton.  This statement may be up to 2000 words and should include the contribution of your project to the literature on the subject and your qualifications to pursue the topic, including your past work.  Contact information for two referees.  

OPTIONAL:  If you would like to teach one course in the undergraduate or graduate programs, provide a brief description of the course including objectives, student audience, content and organization, and student assignments. The decision on teaching rests with the Dean of Faculty, and a sponsoring department and is based on the needs of the University.

Application Deadline: Materials must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.  Inquiries about the program should be directed to