Clinic Faculty Fellow Program

The Washington University School of Law Clinic Faculty Fellow program is designed to train talented lawyers to obtain an academic teaching post, ideally including clinical teaching, and to help provide teaching coverage in the School’s Clinical Education Program. The fellowship will provide mentoring to help the fellow develop clinical pedagogical skills and produce academic scholarship. The fellow’s teaching assignment will be in one of the School’s law clinics and may include a course outside the clinic. In the clinic, the fellow will supervise students providing free legal assistance to needy clients.   

The fellow is appointed for two academic years and is expected to participate in the entry-level teaching market beginning in fall of the fellow’s second year. The School’s prior fellows have obtained tenure-track positions at other schools.

Candidates should have significant practice experience, demonstrate promise as a legal scholar and teacher, and have a commitment to pursuing a career in legal academia. Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Fellows receive a competitive salary along with employee benefits and support for research and teaching.

Applicants are considered in the spring semester. Interested applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, references, and brief description of the candidate’s scholarly agenda or interest in entering academia.