Program Overview

The term and internal sequence of the Hastie Fellowship Program are designed to accommodate the needs for intensive research and writing, participation in the hiring process of law schools, and gaining teaching experience.

Hastie Fellows will be appointed for a term of two years. During the term of the appointment, Fellows are required to be in residence in Madison with a commitment to participating fully in the life of the Law School.

The first year of the program is devoted primarily to scholarship. By the fall of the second year, Fellows should be sufficiently advanced in their research to apply to the legal teaching market. In addition to supporting Fellows on the teaching market, the second year of the program focuses on teaching experience and  publication of the Fellow's research.

Application Process

The goal of the Hastie Fellowship Program is to contribute to diversity and inclusion in American law school teaching based on experience in and understanding of this country. For that reason, the Hastie Fellowship Committee strongly prefers applicants who have substantial life experience in the United States and whose basic law degree is from an accredited American law school.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Fall 2023 Hastie Fellowship Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by March 1, 2023.

Required Materials

To apply for the Hastie Fellowship Program, the following items should be submitted.

Email the following items as PDF attachments to the Graduate Programs Office at

University of Wisconsin Law School

Attn: Graduate Programs Office

975 Bascom Mall, Room 3222

Madison, WI 53706 

Remuneration and Support Services

The position offers compensation of $75,000 per year along with a research support fund (currently $4,000 per year for each year of the fellowship). In addition to the stipend, the Law School furnishes support services including a private office with a desktop computer, printer, office supplies, and photocopying.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Programs Office.



Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin Law School
Attn: Graduate Programs Office
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

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