Law & Public Affairs Fellow Program 2019 : Princeton University, USA

Law & Public Affairs Fellow Program 2019 : Princeton University, USA

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for residential fellowships for the academic year 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.

Selection Criteria:

  • 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 the applicant proposes to do 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, the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values, and the general University.

They evaluate applicants 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 future contributions they are likely to make to legal scholarship and practice; and (4) their ability to contribute to intellectual life in legal studies at Princeton.





 Upload the following:

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • A description of the research project that you plan to pursue at Princeton. This statement may be up to 2,000 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.
  • The name and email address of the two individuals who you have asked to provide letters of recommendation (no more than two).  They will be notified by email and provided with a link to upload the letter through the online application system.  Your reviewers should submit these letters by Wednesday, November 21.
  • OPTIONAL:  If you would like to teach one course in the undergraduate or graduate programs, you should 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.  You will be asked for a more detailed description and syllabus prior to final approval.

Inquiries about the program should be directed to

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