Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Georgetown clinical fellowships available

Here are the details:


Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce the availability of up to 16 clinical graduate fellowships commencing in the summer of 2012.  Georgetown Graduate Clinical Teaching Fellowships offer new and experienced attorneys the opportunity to combine study with practice in the fields of clinical legal education and public interest advocacy.

Each fellowship is associated with one of the Law Center's clinical programs, and each program varies in purpose, requirements, and duties.

All of the clinical fellowships, however, share a common goal: to provide highly motivated lawyers the chance to develop skills as teachers and legal advocates within an exciting and supportive educational environment.  Graduates of Georgetown's clinical fellowship program have gone on to a wide variety of positions in law teaching and public interest law settings.  Well over 100 Georgetown fellows are now teaching at law schools across the country, including five Deans of law schools and several Associate Deans or Directors of clinical programs.

Many others are leaders in the public interest arena.

Fellows enroll in a two-year program during which they are in residence at a Georgetown clinic.  Fellows directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in the clinics, assist in teaching clinic seminars, and perform work on their own cases or other legal matters.  Fellowships usually begin in the late summer, with an intensive orientation designed to introduce fellows to clinical teaching methods. The orientation is part of our Elements of Clinical Pedagogy course, a year-long teacher training program.  Upon completing the requirements for graduation, fellows are awarded the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy). We are currently seeking fellows to work in the following areas: appellate litigation; civil rights; communications law; criminal defense; domestic violence; environmental law; federal legislation; HIV/AIDS law, housing and community development; juvenile delinquency; trade policy and health care policy; and political asylum. 

 The fellowship program currently offers an annual stipend of approximately $53,000 (taxable), plus all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  Health insurance and other benefits are also provided. As graduate students, fellows are eligible for deferment of their student loans during their two years in the fellowship.  They may also be eligible for their law school=s loan repayment assistance program.

 With the exception of fellows in the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Street Law Program, all fellows must be members of the D.C. bar.  Fellowship applicants who are admitted to a bar elsewhere must apply to waive into the D.C. bar upon accepting their fellowship offer.  The Law Center will reimburse the expense of waiving into the D.C. bar incurred by those fellows who have already taken the bar exam elsewhere prior to accepting their fellowship offer.

 Applications must be sent directly to the director of the clinic or program in which the fellowship is sought and not to the Graduate Programs Admissions Office.  Application deadlines vary by fellowship.

For descriptions of each fellowship and a list of application deadlines, please visit our web site at, or request a brochure by e-mailing us at or calling (202) 662-9100.


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