The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for visiting residential appointments for the 2019-20 academic year.
LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal, and/or normative significance. Fellows are expected to be in residence for ten months and participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly seminar, a weekly luncheon discussion group, as well as occasional public events and conferences. The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, the development of course materials, work in legal practice, direct advocacy of causes, or residence elsewhere.
Fellows may apply to teach one course in Princeton’s graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the university, sufficient enrollment, approval of the dean of the faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department. One of the fellows, who will teach an undergraduate course, will be named the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs.
As a general rule, fellows receive a research salary equal to one-half of their ten-month salary at their home institution, up to a maximum set each year before selection is made. This means that some support will be lower than one-half of an actual salary for those at the high end of a salary spectrum. Research salaries will not be set below a minimum amount specified by the university. Fellows earn additional salary for teaching a course, but this opportunity is not guaranteed.
All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of their fellowship application.
See the Program in Law and Public Affairs website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.