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Harvard Law School (HLS) is offering the Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for Law Teaching beginning in the academic year 2012-2013. The fellowship is designed to bring to HLS a law school graduate who has demonstrated a strong interest in law scholarship and teaching, and who is preparing for a career in law teaching.
The Lewis Fellowship program particularly supports the training of prospective law teachers who will enhance the diversity of the profession. We especially encourage applications from candidates of color. The Lewis Fellow is required to prepare a major article for publication, and has an opportunity to audit courses and attend workshops at the law school. The Fellow is expected to follow a schedule of research and work to be agreed upon with the Lewis Committee.
We expect to award one, two-year fellowship in the amount of $50,000 per year. The Fellow is expected to be in residence at HLS during the academic years in the term of the fellowship.
The Lewis Fellowship is made available through a gift from Reginald F. Lewis, an African American graduate of Harvard Law School (Class of 1968), and his wife, Loida Nicolas-Lewis. Shortly before his death in 1993, Mr. Lewis gave the largest grant at the time in the law school's history. HLS's International Law Center was renamed in his honor. Lewis was founding CEO of TLC Beatrice Foods International. He was also author of the book Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?
There is no application form for the fellowship. Interested applicants should submit a detailed (three to four page) description of the research project that will be undertaken with a view to publication during the fellowship, a statement of their interest in teaching, and a statement of the fields in which they expect to teach and pursue scholarship. Applicants should include a résumé (including publications and work experience) and copies of the applicant's undergraduate and law school transcripts. The applicant should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to the committee--both commenting on the applicant's potential as a scholar and a teacher. Candidates must provide all required documents for their applications to be considered.
The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 6, 2012.
Application materials should be sent either to:
Griswold Two South
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
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