Academic Fellows Program
Columbia Law School Academic Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one to two years in residence at Columbia Law School, where they will pursue their scholarly agendas and participate in the Law School’s intellectual life.
The application period for the 2018-2019 cycle has now closed.
Columbia Law School is seeking candidates for its Academic Fellows program, created to support future legal academics. Candidates must have the strongest academic credentials and show substantial promise of becoming outstanding legal scholars.
Academic Fellows are expected to produce a serious work of scholarship that will position them to enter the job market for a full-time academic appointment at a major law school.
Columbia Law School Academic Fellows receive a stipend as well as fringe benefits, including space to work at the Law School and eligibility for subsidized housing. Typically, one fellow is selected each year.
Applicants should apply online through Columbia University RAPS.
Applicants must apply online. Hard-copy applications will not be accepted.
Applicants will need to submit the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Law school transcript
- Copies of any publications or a writing sample
- Two academic letters of reference
- One-to-five page proposal for a scholarly research project to be undertaken as a fellow or a postdoctoral research scholar
Note: RAPS will generate an email to recommenders requesting them to upload letters of reference; applicants will not be responsible for collecting letters of reference.
Email any questions to: Kara Kohn-Gardner