Fellowships

  • Program in Law and Public Affairs Fellowships, Princeton University
    Annual residential fellowships for “world-class experts” on law, “drawn from law schools, the social sciences, the humanities, and from the world of policy-making and legal practice.” Fellows often teach a course during the term of the fellowship.
  • Samuel L. Golieb Fellowships, New York University Law School
    Two to three residential fellowships granted annually to young legal historians.
  • Cromwell Fellowships, American Society of Legal History
    Annual awards given to support the research of early career legal historians. In the past the Foundation has awarded between three and eight scholars in amounts up to $5,000.
  • American Bar Foundation
    In the past, ABF has offered annual residential fellowships for advanced social science graduate students working on legal topics, as well as visiting fellowships for legal scholars. As of 2006, these fellowship programs are suspended. ABF continues to invite applications from both graduate students and scholars for the status of visiting fellow. Visiting fellows receive work space and possibly a computer at the ABF in Chicago, though no stipend or other financial support. The Foundation also continues to offer Fellowships for its Montgomery Summer Diversity Program, aimed at undergraduates “from diverse backgrounds” who would like to gain experience in legal research.
  • Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolf Howe Legal History Fellowship, Harvard University Law School
    One-year fellowship with $32,000 stipend, for young scholars, typically holding the J.D. and Ph.D., embarking on a career in legal history, based either in law or history.
  • J. Willard Hurst Fellowship in Legal History, University of Wisconsin Law School
    Renewable one-year post-doctoral fellowship in legal history, with “modest stipend,” and full integration into UW’s legal history community. Fellowship is “designed to support a scholar (a J.D. degree is not required) at an early stage in her or his career when, commonly, career pressures or a heavy teaching load might divert the individual from research.”
  • J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, University of Wisconsin
    Biennial, two week institute, run by leading scholars in the field, for advanced graduate students and untenured faculty who are specializing in legal history. The Institute takes care of all expenses for those Fellows selected to participate.
  • Honors, Awards & Fellowships, American Society for Legal History
    List of links to all active honors, awards, and research fellowships offered by ASLH, as well as a list of past winners by year.