Princeton Program in Law and Public Affairs: Call for Applications

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for visiting, residential appointments for the academic year 2013–2014. Each year, through its fellows program, LAPA brings to Princeton world-class experts on the law. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton engaging in their own research and in the intellectual life of the campus. Under exceptional circumstances, applications for only one semester in residence may be considered.

For 2013-2014, we plan to name up to five general LAPA Fellows, plus one LAPA/Humanities Fellowship for scholars at the early stages of their careers. Applicants to the program will be considered for all of the applicable fellowships, depending upon the applicant’s proposed research project and qualifications.

LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly faculty-graduate seminar and a weekly discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Princeton at least four days a week during the academic term. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other activities and intellectual resources throughout the University. Some fellows may be invited to teach a course in one of Princeton’s graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the University, sufficient enrollment, approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department.

All applicants should have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree by the beginning of the fellowship.  For more information, visit the LAPA website at http://lapa.princeton.edu/howtoapply.php. Inquiries about the program can be made to lapa@princeton.edu, or by phone to our Office Coordinator at 609-258-5626.

Please note that all materials from applicants must be received by November 5, 2012. Letters of recommendation must arrive by 5:00 P.M. EST on November 12, 2012. The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately, and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.

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