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Clinical Teaching Fellowship 2023-2025

Are you interested in trying something new?
Would you like to help train the next generation of “legislative lawyers”?

The Federal Legislation Clinic

The Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown Law is hiring a Teaching Fellow for a two-year term starting in the summer of 2023. Georgetown has the top clinical legal education program in the nation, and the Federal Legislation Clinic is one of the premier legislative clinics in the country—operating just steps away from Capitol Hill. The Clinic trains law students to be effective “legislative lawyers” at the intersection of law and politics through pro bono representation of nonprofit organizations on critical legislative issues before Congress.

The Fellowship

The Fellow will serve for two years, with increasing responsibility as the fellowship continues. The Fellow will supervise up to six J.D. students and work with the Clinic’s clients to help identify legislative projects, support research and analysis, edit materials, and prepare for meetings with stakeholders, coalitions, and congressional offices. The Fellow also will help design and teach Clinic seminars and assist in conducting student assessments.

Candidates must have a J.D. and experience working in or with Congress or a state legislature. Varied levels of experience will be considered, and previous Fellows have included former committee and personal office staff from both the House and Senate. Some have used the fellowship to explore careers in academia, while others have taken a hiatus with the intention of returning to Congress, an advocacy group, an agency, or private practice. Candidates with a strong commitment to the public interest are encouraged to apply.


  • The Fellow will receive $70,000 in the first year and $75,000 in the second year.
  • Upon completion, the Fellow will receive an LL.M. in Advocacy.
  • Fellows “have their summers” and can devote time to their own research and writing or other professional or personal matters.


Please email a cover letter and resume to the Clinic Director, Professor Dave Rapallo, at

Find out more about the Federal Legislation Clinic

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