The HLS Animal Law & Policy Program Fellowships provide opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Animal Law & Policy projects that further the Program’s mission.
The Animal Law & Policy Program offers several types of fellowships:
• Visiting Fellowships
• Clinical Fellowships
• Academic Fellowships
Fellows devote their time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their research agendas and to contributing to the work of the Animal Law & Policy Program. Fellows will be expected to participate in Program activities, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, and are encouraged to organize one or more academic events related to their fellowship project. Fellows also have the opportunity to mentor students, assist with the placement and supervision of students in experiential learning opportunities, and contribute to the Animal Law & Policy Program’s broader presence.
Applicants must have an advanced degree in (J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., Ph.D.). We specifically look for recent graduates, junior academics, and mid-career practitioners who are committed to pursuing publishable research that will make a significant contribution in the area of animal law and policy. Applicants are evaluated by the quality and significance of their research proposals and by their record of academic and professional achievement.
To apply for a Visiting Fellowship for 2020–2021, please submit the following materials via the online application form by January 15, 2020:
- a curriculum vitae
- a recent publication or a writing sample (approximately 25 pages in length). All publications or writing samples should be in English.
- a research statement, not to exceed 1000 words, that: 1) describes the proposed work during the fellowship period (the proposal should outline a specific research project that can be accomplished during the Fellow’s residence at Harvard Law School); and 2) sets forth a specific work output for the completed project (e.g., book, article, etc.).
You also will be asked to arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by your referees via our online portal by January 15, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants may expect emailed notification of Fellowship decisions in mid-February.
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