Academic Fellowship

Please note that the Academic Fellowship will not be offered in 2018-2019.

The Animal Law & Policy Academic Fellowship is a two-year full-time residential program designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising animal law scholars early in their careers. We specifically look for recent graduates, junior academics, and mid-career practitioners who are committed to pursuing publishable research that will make a significant contribution in the area of animal law and policy.

Fellows devote their time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their research agendas and to contributing to the work of the Animal Law & Policy Program. Fellows do not have any teaching responsibilities, but are permitted to seek out an opportunity to teach one course during the second year of the Fellowship. Fellows are expected to help plan and execute events in their field of expertise at the Animal Advocacy Program and present their work in at least one academic setting. Fellows also are expected to mentor students, assist with the placement and supervision of students in experiential learning opportunities, and contribute to the Animal Advocacy Program’s media presence.

Fellows have access to a wide range of resources offered by Harvard University. Fellows also are provided an office at HLS, a monthly stipend in an amount consistent with other Fellowship programs at HLS, and health insurance.

Applicants must have an advanced degree in law (J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D.). We particularly encourage applications from those who intend to pursue careers as tenure-track law professors, but consider any applicant who meets the eligibility requirements and demonstrates the interest and ability to produce outstanding scholarship and to contribute significantly to the Animal Law & Policy Program during the Fellowship period. Applicants are evaluated by the quality and significance of their research proposals and by their record of academic and professional achievement.

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