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2024-2025 Berger-Howe Fellowship

Harvard Law School invites applications for the Raoul Berger-Mark De Wolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship for the academic year 2024-2025.  Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed the required coursework for a doctorate, or who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree.  A J.D. degree is preferred, but not required. 

The purpose of the fellowship, which is awarded annually, is to enable the fellow to complete a major piece of writing in the field of legal history, broadly defined, as the fellow seeks to begin or establish an academic career in legal history.  There are no limitations as to geographical area or time period. With occasional exceptions, previous fellows have gone on to pursue faculty appointments or other fellowships in American universities, primarily on law faculties.

The fellow is expected to spend the majority of their time on their own research. The fellow will also help coordinate the Harvard Law School Legal History Workshop.  The term of the fellowship is July 1 through June 30, and the fellow will be required to be in residence at the law school during the academic year (September through May).

Applicants for the fellowship for 2024-2025 should submit their applications and supporting  materials electronically to Professor Bruce H. Mann.

Each interested applicant should submit:

• a detailed (five pages maximum) description of a proposed project,

• a writing sample,

• a comprehensive résumé or curriculum vitae that gives the applicant’s educational background, publications, works in progress, and other relevant experience,

• two academic letters of reference, which may be submitted electronically by the recommenders to Professor Mann at the above email address, and

• copies of official transcripts of all academic work done at the graduate level. which may be sent by regular mail to Professor Mann at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.

The deadline for applications is January 26, 2024, and announcement of the award will be made by February 29, 2024.

The fellow selected will receive a stipend of $60,000.

Harvard Law School selects individuals for fellowships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.