Federal Legislation & Administrative Clinic Graduate Teaching Fellowships
The Federal Legislation & Administrative Clinic is offering one two-year graduate fellowship for an individual interested in developing his or her skills as a "legislative lawyer" – a lawyer who uses legal skills to advance public policy. The goal of the Clinic is to provide a comprehensive education regarding the federal legislative and administrative process through active involvement in selected pieces of legislation and regulations.
The Clinic represents two to four organizations each year on various issues. Issues are chosen for their capacity to offer Clinic students and fellows the best opportunity to get involved in the research, development and passage of legislation and regulations. For the 2013-14 academic year, the Clinic’s clients are the National Women’s Law Center and Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
Fellows (two per academic year) work directly on selected issues by engaging in background research on bills, participating in coalition work and meetings, and conducting negotiation sessions with Congressional staff, administrative agencies, and advocacy groups. Each fellow is responsible for supervising five or six J.D. students enrolled in the Clinic. Supervision includes directing students who are conducting background research and writing, editing student work, and participating in coalition and other meetings. Clinic fellows also enroll in a seminar called Elements of Clinical Pedagogy taught by the Georgetown clinical faculty.
To find out more about the activities that Clinic fellows support, visit the Clinic web page at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/.
As of the August start of the fellowship, fellows are required to be admitted to the Washington, D.C., bar, or be admitted to another bar with an application to waive into the D.C. bar pending. The degree of Master of Law in Advocacy is awarded to fellows who have successfully completed both the two-year program and a portfolio of legislative material developed during the fellowship.
To apply for the fellowship, please submit a resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and cover letter setting forth your interest in the fellowship by December 2, 2013 for the 2014-16 fellowship. Materials should be directed to: Professor Judy Appelbaum, Interim Director, Federal Legislation & Administrative Clinic, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave, N.W., Room 340, Washington, D.C. 20001-2095. Please send an electronic copy of all application materials to the Clinic's Executive Assistant, Loretta Moss, at Moss@law.georgetown.edu.