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Featured Opportunities for Students

Harvard Law School students may be interested in the following fellowship opportunities:

The Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History is a biennial event sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School in conjunction with the American Society for Legal History (ASLH). A committee appointed by the ASLH reviews applications from early-career faculty members, doctoral students with completed or nearly completed dissertations, and recent J.D. graduates demonstrating interest in an academic career with a focus on legal history, and selects 12 promising scholars as Institute Fellows. The Fellows come to Madison for two weeks in June to participate in daily seminars, meet other legal historians, and analyze and discuss each other’s work. Each biennial Institute is organized and chaired by senior legal historians and includes visiting scholars who lead specialized sessions. For more information, please visit the Hurst Institute website.

The Law and Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Wisconsin is a one-year fellowship for early-career scholars who work in the "law and society" tradition and who will be competing for university-level teaching jobs in the U.S. market. For more information, please visit the Law and Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship web page.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics for Law Students is an intensive two week fellowship program offered by the Museum of Jewish Heritage that examines the moral responsibilities and professional duties of legal practitioners, lawyers and judges in extreme as well as more routine situations. The Law Fellows study historical, philosophical, theological, and cultural texts related to Nazism and the Holocaust, building the context for the discussion of contemporary ethical issues. For more information, please visit the FASPE web page.

The Novak Druce Doctoral Scholarship is offered to candidates for the Oxford DPhil in Management Studies whose interests fall within the field of professional service firms research. The scholarship covers the full fees for four years and an annual stipend, also for four years, which equates to the current ESRC guidelines for doctoral stipends. For more information, please visit the Novac Druce Centre web page.

Writing Prizes and Scholarships

Each year bar associations, research programs, and other organizations award writing prizes and scholarships to law students. We have compiled a list of these prizes designed to honor the best classwork and independent research. Browse the list to see if there may be a prize appropriate for your excellent work in areas such as business law, environmental law, and international law. Please let us know if your organization awards an annual prize that should be featured on our page.


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