The Fellowship is a two-year residential postdoctoral program designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers with a primary interest in law and political economy. The postdoctoral program is open to holders of a JD or SJD from a law school in the United States, seeking to focus on LPE as a theoretical and a pedagogical approach or on programmatic efforts aimed at the transformation of areas critical to American law and political economies, such as labor law, racial capitalism, economic regulation, monetary design and finance, mass incarceration or other dimensions of criminal enforcement, voting rights, law, and technology.
Fellows are expected to devote their full time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their research agendas and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law and Political Economy Program at Harvard Law School through participating in LPE@HLS workshops and events, mentoring students, and presenting their research in and attending workshops and seminars.
|Organization||Harvard Law School|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||September 12, 2022|
Who is Eligible?
Fellows will be expected to be ready to go into the U.S. law teaching market in their second year of postdoctoral work. However, this is not an absolute requirement. Candidates may use their fellowship to complete work that would make them a strong candidate for the academic job market the year after concluding the fellowship.
How to Apply?
Each interested applicant should submit
- A comprehensive résumé or curriculum vitae,
- A detailed (1500 word maximum) description of the research and writing project that will be undertaken during the first year of the fellowship,
- A statement of the applicant’s interest in law teaching and legal scholarship (four pages maximum), including a description of the fields in which the applicant expects to teach and pursue scholarship,
- Undergraduate, law, and graduate program transcripts, and
- Two letters of reference addressing the applicant’s potential for success as a legal scholar and law teacher (either included with the applicant’s other materials or sent directly from the recommenders). Recommenders can share their letters via this page. Please share this link with your recommenders.
The term for the postdoctoral fellowship will be from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025. The postdoctoral fellow will receive an annual stipend of $75,000. Fellows are expected to reside at Harvard Law School during the academic year, consistent with public health restrictions as they stand at that time.
The deadline for online submission of the application and supporting documents is September 12, 2022