New Fellowship Supports Future Academics in Copyright Law

New Fellowship Supports Future Academics in Copyright Law
October 16, 2007 (NEW YORK) - Columbia Law School’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts has created a fellowship program to support future legal academics interested in copyright law and authors’ rights.
 Fellows can spend one to two years in residence at Columbia Law School. They will spend about half the time conducting their own research, and the other half working with Columbia Law School’s intellectual property law experts on Kernochan Center projects, including studies undertaken by the Center’s Program for Intellectual Property Studies and Law Reform, as well as organizing conferences and workshops.
Fellows will be expected to produce an independent work of scholarship that positions them to enter the job market for full-time academic employment.
Fellows will receive a stipend of about $50,000, as well as benefits, eligibility for subsidized housing, and space to work at the law school.   If subsidized housing is unavailable, fellows will receive a housing allowance. 
The first fellowship starts in January 2008. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, a five to eight page proposal for scholarly research, two letters of recommendation and a list of additional references by November 15, 2007 to:
June M. Besek
Executive Director
Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Columbia Law School
435 West 116 th Street, Box A-17
New York , NY 10027
Columbia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law. The Law School offers J.D., J.S.D. and LL.M. degree programs to a diverse student body.