The Law Center hopes to soon have future law teachers from throughout the country teaching at the Law Center as part of a newly established Future Law Teachers Fellowship Program. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for outstanding candidates to prepare themselves for careers in legal education, while gaining experience teaching legal research, legal writing, and oral advocacy to first-year students.
Fellows will be mentored by LSU Law faculty as they engage in scholarly research and writing, as well as publication of their work.
“This is a tremendous new program for us, and one that we think will pay dividends not only to the Fellow, but to our students and faculty,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss. “ In addition to benefits that we will get in the classroom, we also expect that the program will enhance the Law Center’s national reputation as an institution that promotes scholarship and exceptional teaching.”
Candidates for the one or two-year fellowships will need outstanding credentials, be admitted to the practice of law, and have at least one year of significant post-graduate legal or judicial clerkship experience.
The Law Center hopes to promote the program over the coming year and be ready to name its first Fellows for the 2010-11 school year.