Monday, March 24, 2008

Fellowship opportunity for budding IP academics

For those interested, I received the following announcement:

The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School is accepting applications for a fellowship program to support future legal academics interested in the field of copyright and authors’ rights. Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one to two years in residence at Columbia Law School. They will spend approximately half of their time working on their own research, and the other half working with members of the Columbia Law School IP community on Kernochan Center projects, e.g., studies undertaken by the Center’s Program for Intellectual Property Studies and Law Reform, organizing conferences and workshops, etc. It is expected that fellows will produce an independent work of scholarship that will position them to enter the job market for full-time academic employment.

Fellows will receive a stipend of approximately $50,000 plus benefits, eligibility for subsidized housing, and space to work at the law school. In the event that subsidized housing is unavailable, fellows will receive a housing allowance.

The fellowship will commence in September 2008. Applicants should be 2-5 years out of law school and planning a career in academia. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, proposal for scholarly research (5-8 pages), two letters of recommendation, law school transcript and a list of additional references by April 30, 2008 to:

June M. Besek
Executive Director

Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Columbia Law School
435 West 116 th Street, Box A-17
New York , NY 10027

Columbia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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