The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Application is closed for 2020-2022.  Please check back in the spring of 2021 for the Fellowship Application for 2021-2023.

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Are you committed to issues that impact civil rights and immigrant justice? Have you worked on federal or state legislation, regulation, or policy? Are you a strong writer? Work well in a team? Enjoy teaching?

Yeah? Then you should apply to be a Clinic Supervising Attorney and Teaching Fellow in the Federal Legislation Clinic for 2020-2022. The Fellowship is a launching pad into academia — or a return to public service in policy and government.

The Clinic

The Federal Legislation Clinic introduces law students to the highly exciting and slightly broken world of policy and politics, and trains those students to be legislative lawyers. The Clinic represents NGOs that promote civil and immigrants’ rights. We advise them on legislative and regulatory actions in Congress and in the states.

The Fellowship

  • This is a two-year Fellowship. Fellows receive $57,000 in their first year and $60,000 in their second year. The Fellowship typically begins in July.
  • Each Fellow supervises four to six J.D. students. They guide research and analysis, edit drafts, and help prepare students for client meetings and advocacy. Fellows also help design and teach Clinic seminars, evaluate students, and generally work with the director to operate the Clinic. Drawing on their own expertise, the Fellow also helps the director to select issues or projects for student representation.
  • New Fellows enroll in a monthly, year-long seminar on clinical pedagogy run by experienced Georgetown clinical faculty. Upon completion, Fellows receive a L.L.M. in Advocacy.
  • Fellows “have their summers.” Between May 15 and August 1, they can devote most of their time to their own research and writing or other professional or personal matters.

Applications

The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Application is closed for 2020-2022.  Please check back in the spring of 2021 for the Fellowship Application for 2021-2023.

To apply, please send the following materials to Prof. Cori Alonso-Yoder (aca7@georgetown.edu) in an email with the subject line “FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION:” followed by your name.

  • A cover letter. Why are you interested? Why are you qualified? Does anyone read cover letters? (We do.)
  • A resumé. Focus on your legislative and/or regulatory work, and any experience teaching, writing/editing, or working on civil rights, immigrant rights, or other federal policy issues.
  • Contact information for two to three references from past supervisors. A peer reference is OK for your current job.

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