October 5, 2009

ABF doctoral fellowship opportunity

The American Bar Foundation is recruiting fellows for its Doctoral Fellowships in Law and Social Science for the 2010-2011 academic year. The goal is to "develop the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science" by supporting "original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions." The stipend is $27,000 plus expenses.

Eligible applicants must have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by September 1, 2010. Doctoral and proposed research must be in the area of sociolegal studies or in social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions. The research must address significant issues in the field and show promise of a major contribution to social scientific understanding of law and legal process. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

The Foundation has other fellowship and student opportunities as well, including the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program, focusing on the study of law and inequality, and the Summer Research Diversity Program.

For more details, visit the ABF website's fellowships page.

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