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Applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2023 for the 2024-2026 term.

Prospective Climenko Fellows require a J.D. degree and a superior academic record.

To apply online, submit a cover letter, your resume and law school transcript, two or three letters of recommendation, and one scholarly writing sample.  Either your cover letter or separate research agenda should discuss in detail the research project(s) you intend to undertake as a Climenko Fellow.  Please name your recommenders in your cover letter.

Susannah Barton Tobin, J.D., M.Phil.
Managing Director, Assistant Dean for Academic Career Advising
Climenko Fellowship and First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program
Harvard Law School
Griswold 1 North
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Applications will be accepted beginning September 1 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Email: if you have any questions.

Check out an interview about the program conducted by Professor Jessica Erickson of the AALS Section on Becoming a Law Professor.