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Clinical Teaching Fellowships

Clinical teaching fellowships might be a good fit for you if...

  • You want to hone your skills in a specific area of the law by practicing in a law school environment
  • You would enjoy combining public interest practice with teaching law students
  • You want to pursue a career in clinical legal teaching

There are a number of fellowships that provide opportunities for recent graduates to pursue public interest work by teaching in a law school clinic. These fellowships can be a gateway to a clinical teaching career, but also can be an opportunity for high-level training in specific areas of public interest law. Most of these fellowships are tailored to attorneys with clerkship and/or practice experience, but some are open to 3L applicants. Many offer fellows the opportunity to earn an LL.M. through their work in the fellowship.


Examples of clinical fellowships include:

  1. The Georgetown University Law Center Clinical Teaching Fellowships offer opportunities to work in clinics focusing on topics including indigent criminal defense, juvenile justice, appellate advocacy, immigration and asylum litigation, international human rights, civil rights, domestic violence, federal legislation, and housing policy. Fellows participate in a seminar on clinical pedagogy and earn an LL.M. degree.
  2. The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, Clinical Teaching Fellowship at Berkeley Law School, which provides a recent law school graduate the opportunity to develop advocacy and teaching skills in technology law and policy.
  3. The Albert M. Sacks Clinical & Advocacy Fellowship at Harvard Law School, an opportunity for recent graduates and young attorneys to develop their practice-related skills while engaging in research projects related to clinical law teaching.


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