Law Teaching Fellowship

The Williams Institute offers a Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Law Teaching Fellowship to a recent law school graduate interested in pursuing a career in law teaching.

Applications Are Not Currently Being Accepted.

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Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must hold a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law. Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for independent legal research, preferably through research and/or writing as a law student or through exceptional legal experience after law school. Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must have strong academic records that will make them highly competitive for law teaching jobs.

Fellowship Requirements

The Fellowship program lasts one to two years, during which time the Fellow will:

• complete a substantial scholarly publication and present the publication as a work-in-progress to the
UCLA School of Law faculty;
• serve as the Faculty Advisor for either the Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition or the Dukeminier Awards Journal;
• teach two law school courses and one undergraduate course;
• assist with other Williams Institute research, publications, and events;
• permit the Institute to publish any article(s) resulting from the Fellowship — as long as such publication
will not interfere with the Fellow’s ability to publish such articles in a law journal;
• acknowledge the Institute’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship; and
• work closely with a faculty mentor in order to observe and participate in teaching, as well as to complete
a publishable scholarly piece.

Fellowship Benefits

The unique features of this Fellowship include opportunities to:

• develop expertise in sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy;
• work with a faculty mentor;
• observe faculty mentors teach and discuss teaching techniques with them;
• engage in classroom teaching;
• participate in the rich mixture of scholarly symposia, invited lectures, and conferences of the Williams    Institute and UCLA School of Law;
• complete a published piece of research before entering the law teaching market; and
• obtain faculty recommendations for law teaching jobs.

Terms of the Fellowship

The Fellow will teach at least two courses in total during the Fellowship. No degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.

To Apply

To apply for the Law Teaching Fellowship, please submit the following materials:

• A cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the Law Teaching Fellowship;
• A current resume;
• A law school transcript;
• Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from law school professors familiar with your scholarly potential;
• A list of published works, if any; and
• A detailed research proposal, no longer than ten pages in length.

Send applications to:

Law Teaching Fellowship
ATTN: Adelin Lo
The Williams Institute
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

For any inquiries, please email Adelin Lo at:

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