Information for Students Interested in Applying to be a John M. Olin Fellowships in Law and Economics or a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Economics
- To make a significant commitment of time and effort to research and writing in the area of law, economics, and business. The writing must be in addition to any work done for credit. Either the Fellow could write a paper separate from any paper written for credit or the Fellow could write a paper intended for credit but more substantial than would be required for credit.
- To attend one or both of the law-and-economics seminars; registering for a seminar, however, is not required.
- To take or audit (if you've not previously taken or audited), Economics Analysis of Law (or let us know when you will take/audit it)
- To attend occasional meetings of the fellows.
- To submit at the end of the academic year (by June 15th) either: (1) a paper that satisfies the written work requirement of their fellowship; or (2) a Progress Report explaining what they have accomplished on their paper and when they expect to complete it. A fellow who intends to reapply for a successive fellowship must attach the paper or the Progress Report to his/her new application.
- The Basic Information Application. (Open the document, enter the required information, save the file, convert to PDF, then attach to the email). If you have Adobe, please also convert the application to PDF. Submitting this application also authorizes the Registrar's Office to provide the Olin Center with copies of your transcripts.
- A copy of a transcript of your undergraduate record (and your graduate record if you went to graduate school), plus a transcript of your Harvard Law School record (official transcripts are not required). If you are unable to obtain and scan your transcripts, you can have them sent to Karl Coleman, Harvard Law School, 23 Everett Street, Room 313, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
- A short description of your background and interest in the area of law and economics, as an attachment to the email.
- Your curriculum vitae, as an attachment to the email.
- A synopsis of the research and writing you attend to accomplish, as an attachment to the email. A detailed proposal would not hurt, nor would attachments of papers previously written in economic analysis of law. But it is certainly realized that a well-qualified applicant might not have either a detailed proposal or some previously written paper in economic analysis of law. The interpretation made of acceptable topics in economic analysis of law will be quite broad.
- When (what dates) during the summer you will be in residence in Cambridge to work on your fellowship.
- What other responsibilities will you have during the summer (e.g., law firm job, other fellowships, law review work).
- A Progress Report that demonstrates excellent progress during the prior fellowship period and indicates a strong likelihood that research results will be published.
All application materials should be emailed as attachments to Karl Coleman ( firstname.lastname@example.org). If you do not have access to a scanner to scan your transcripts, those can be mailed to Karl Coleman, Harvard Law School, 23 Everett Street, Room 313, Cambridge, MA 02138. All other items (application, curriculum vitae, short description of your background/interests, synopsis of your research proposal) must be submitted electronically.