Resident Fellow Application

Tentative Search Schedule

 January 162018-19 Resident Fellow application opens
 February 7Applications due by 5pm
 February 12First-round (individual) interview candidates notified via email
 February 27Second-round (group) interview candidates notified via email 
 March 8Offers sent via email 


Job Description

Resident Fellows (RFs) assist and advise students residing in the Gewirz Student Center.  RFs serve a hybrid role with some responsibilities being similar to an undergraduate resident assistant and others to a hall director.  This is a part time position; however, some situations may require a more extensive time commitment.  Specific duties are described below.

Duty/Emergency On-Call

Resident Fellows complete weeknight and weekend on-call duty on a rotating schedule. While on duty, RFs are expected to monitor and report the physical condition of the residence hall, act as a first responder to emergencies, and intervene and/or assist security or medical personnel in emergencies.

Based on expected staffing levels, Residents Fellows will be expected to complete approximately one regular night per week and 3-4 weekends per semester. Emergency on-call coverage includes holidays and the Week One, but excludes the winter holiday (December 16, 2018 - January 5, 2019).

Resident Fellows also serve as fire emergency floor marshals in the Gewirz Student Center and may participate in ad hoc Law Center Emergency Response Teams as needed.  


  • Advise or refer residents to appropriate offices for academic or personal counseling.
  • Confront inappropriate behavior when necessary.
  • Help resolve resident conflicts.
  • Help residents adjust to living in an urban setting. 

Academic Support

  • Help residents through the transition to the Georgetown Law Center's unique academic environment.
  • Assist residents with questions about academic issues.
  • Provide support and assistance during particularly stressful academic times. 

Community Development

  • Be approachable, available, and willing to provide information or referral on a variety of issues.
  • Hold initial floor meetings and follow up as needed.
  • Promote an atmosphere of mutual respect among the residents and concern for the physical environment.
  • Serve as a role model for residents. 
  • Organize programs each semester to address the following themes:
    • Faculty Spotlight
    • Local Environment
    • Wellness
    • Social Justice
    • Purpose in Law School
  • Assist in the design and implementation of major Residence Life events including Fall Welcome Week, the spring Java Hut showcase, and semesterly Stress Free Zone programs during exam periods. 


  • Assist during the fall opening and the spring closing of the Gewirz Student Center.
  • Provide staff support during orientation and Fall Welcome Week.
  • Complete apartment inventories and desk hours, as necessary.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and individual supervisory meetings.

Other duties as assigned.

Staff Training

  • Participate in fall staff training one week before fall new student orientation (August).
  • Participate in a winter retreat during the spring semester (often scheduled during Week One). 


  • Full time student status through the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Enrollment in one or more of the following programs:
    • Juris Doctor (excluding first-year students)
    • Master of Laws (excluding Executive LLM students)
    • Doctor of Juridical Science
  • A cumulative Law School Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 at the conclusion of the academic year prior to employment
  • No conflicting time commitments or other responsibilities totaling more than 15 hours/week or otherwise setting a time schedule that is not conducive to completing assigned responsibilities.
  • Previous student-related and/or residential life experience preferred 


A single efficiency apartment in the Gewirz Student Center; utilities included.  Value of housing benefit is approximately $19,000.

One-year appointment (Renewal of employment subject to re-application and interview process)

Apply to be a Resident Fellow

The 2018-2019 Resident Fellow Application is now open. You can access the application here. Any applications must be received by 5pm on February 7th  will be given full consideration. If you are unsure whether you materials were received, please check your email for confirmation from the Office of Residence Life.

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