The term and internal sequence of the Hastie Fellowship Program are designed to accommodate the needs for intensive research and writing, gaining teaching experience and entering the legal teaching job market.
Hastie Fellows will be appointed for a term of two years. 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.
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.
To ensure full consideration, Fall 2024 Hastie Fellowship Program applications should be submitted by 11:55 p.m. Feb. 1, 2024.
The following items must be submitted via the Jobs at UW posting.
- Cover letter/personal statement: Please discuss how your life experiences have guided your desire to become a legal scholar and teacher, and how your participation would contribute to the Program's goals.
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
- Research proposal: Please describe, in two to three single-spaced pages, the research you plan to pursue during the Hastie Fellowship. In addition to describing your general research interests, the proposal should identify two specific scholarly works that you expect to develop during your time in residence.
- Two or three letters of reference: Through the Jobs at UW website or emailed by referees directly to email@example.com.
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.