Sep 6, 2010

USA: Fellowship in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University

*Princeton University Welcomes Residential Fellows in Law and Public Affairs Program*

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as residential fellows for the academic year. 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 engaging in their own research and in the intellectual life of the campus. Under exceptional
circumstances, applications for only one semester in residence may be considered.

We plan to name up to 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 the applicable fellowships, depending upon the applicant's proposed research project. The Fellows program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but it does not support work toward the completion of a degree or
extended off-campus research. All applicants should have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree by the beginning of the fellowship.

Since Princeton does not have a law school, LAPA is the primary site on the Princeton campus for law-related activity. The Program in Law and Public Affairs is housed in the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs on the Princeton campus and is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the University Center for Human Values and the University. LAPA-affiliated faculty, graduate students and
undergraduates come from all over the university and from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, as well as from the sciences and engineering. LAPA encourages its fellows to develop ties with relevant departments and disciplines around campus.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:
(1) the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from the activities of the program;
(2) the quality and significance of their proposed projects;
(3) the contributions they are likely to make in the future to legal scholarship and practice; and
(4) their ability to contribute to intellectual life in legal studies at Princeton.

In any given year, the program tries to get a mix of senior and junior scholars, domestic and international scholars, and those based in law schools or in the practice of law on the one hand and those whose homes are in other disciplines on the other.

Applications for all fellowships should be submitted online. Deadline: 5:00 pm (EST) Monday, November 8.

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