Appellate Litigation Graduate Teaching Fellowship 2024-2026

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of January 30, 2024

The Appellate Litigation Clinic at Georgetown Law is seeking applicants for a two-year fellowship in appellate advocacy. Working in collaboration with the Clinic Director, the fellow will take the lead on litigating public-interest appeals before federal courts of appeals and, on occasion, the U.S. Supreme Court. The Clinic accepts appointments to represent indigent clients in appeals that address a broad range of issues, including habeas, civil rights, criminal, and immigration matters. The fellow will work on all aspects of an appeal and will supervise student teams in a collaborative learning environment. The fellow will also argue at least one case before a federal circuit court.

The fellow will serve as a supervising attorney to two or three student teams each year and will work closely with students to improve their written and oral advocacy throughout the appeal. Mentorship and collaboration are important aspects of the supervisory relationship. The fellow will also jointly teach (with the Clinic Director) a weekly seminar that explores many aspects of appellate advocacy, client-centered lawyering, and professional responsibility. Former fellows have gone on to pursue careers in appellate advocacy, civil rights impact litigation, criminal defense, and academia.

The next available fellowship will begin in the summer of 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of January 30, 2024.

Interested persons should apply by submitting their applications electronically via email (preferred) to the following address: Your application should consist of a resume, writing sample, official law school transcript, list of at least three references, and cover letter addressed to: Professor Erica J. Hashimoto, Director, Appellate Litigation Program, Georgetown University Law Center, 111 F Street, N.W., Room 306, Washington, D.C. 20001-2095. You may also submit your application via U.S. mail to the address above. We welcome and consider applications from any and all interested applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The salary for the fellowship will be $70,000 for the first year and $75,000 for the second year. Applicants should be aware that the application process has become increasingly competitive. Fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission no later than 90 days after the commencement of the fellowship. The Clinic will reimburse fellows for their admission fees to the D.C. Bar. Candidates should have at least one year of relevant experience beyond the J.D. degree (e.g., clerkship, government or private practice) and membership in a state bar. Superior writing skills and a strong academic background are required. A federal clerkship, appellate litigation experience, teaching experience, and experience with criminal or civil rights litigation are highly desirable.