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Friday, November 17, 2017

VAPs and Fellowships: Open Thread, 2017-2018

On this thread, comments can be shared regarding news of appointments to VAPs or similar fellowships (for example, the Climenko and Bigelow).  Here is last year's thread.

You may also add information to the spreadsheet.

Originally posted November 17, 2017.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on November 17, 2017 at 12:23 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink

Comments

I think a better system would be for the hiring committees to post information to this site. the cost of sharing information by applicants can be quite high. The cost for committees is low.

Posted by: anon | Feb 11, 2018 11:25:23 AM

Rejection email received from Cornell's general VAP program

Posted by: Anon | Feb 12, 2018 4:07:09 PM

Cornell is sending out rejections. I got mine earlier this afternoon

Posted by: anonymous | Feb 12, 2018 6:04:20 PM

Rejection email received from UCLA's Law and Philosophy fellowship

Posted by: Anon | Feb 12, 2018 7:42:58 PM

By approximately when do we expect that the fellowship / VAP cycle will be fully concluded (i.e. with all spots for the various fellowships / VAPs filled and no more offers forthcoming)? Thanks!

Posted by: Jim Z | Feb 14, 2018 2:43:00 PM

By approximately when do we expect that the fellowship / VAP cycle will be fully concluded (i.e. with all spots for the various fellowships / VAPs filled and no more offers forthcoming)? Thanks!

Posted by: Jim Z | Feb 14, 2018 2:47:47 PM

Later in march. some are not even due until later this month. i did interviews before in march.

Posted by: anon | Feb 14, 2018 3:03:27 PM

Rejection email received from GULC's Research Fellowship

Posted by: anonymous | Feb 15, 2018 2:38:47 PM

Has anyone heard from Associates in Law? I’m debating whether i should inquire into my application. Has anyone else done this?

Posted by: Monica | Feb 19, 2018 9:53:57 AM

no, not yet, i had applied before and did not get rejection email until april. some of these programs do interviews in march still. I would wait.

Posted by: anon | Feb 19, 2018 11:13:47 AM

emailing to find out status is unlikely to yield a positive outcome- they either did not decide or else they did not send out rejections yet. I applied once and never got a rejection.

If these places want to interview you they are going to call or email. It's unlikely that there would be a missed communication here so I don't see what asking gives you unless you have another offer in hand.

Posted by: anon | Feb 19, 2018 11:15:13 AM

Has anyone heard from GWU IP?

Posted by: Anon1 | Feb 19, 2018 11:40:06 AM

For those who heard from Illinois (Academic Fellows Program), was it by email?

Posted by: anon | Feb 20, 2018 12:01:14 AM

Has anyone heard from the Associates in Law program?

Posted by: Monica | Feb 20, 2018 7:19:36 AM

I heard nothing back from UIUC. No rejection email as of today

Posted by: anonymous | Feb 20, 2018 11:09:07 AM

The Columbia Associates in Law program is interviewing. You can always have a reference reach out to remind them about you/your application.

Posted by: anonwithsomeintel | Feb 20, 2018 11:36:55 AM

bigelow rejection.

Posted by: anon | Feb 20, 2018 11:47:19 AM

Any news? 10 days since the last posting...

Posted by: Anon | Feb 20, 2018 11:51:54 AM

Any Climenko news? I know they were interviewing, still haven't heard

Posted by: anon | Feb 21, 2018 11:46:00 AM

Is there any intel on Columbia Associate-in-Law selection process and time horizon?

Posted by: Disassociate in Law | Feb 21, 2018 8:10:18 PM

It’s fun waiting...

Posted by: Anon1 | Feb 22, 2018 1:34:15 PM

To the extent that it matters, I think that there are approximately 20 spots / year in the well-established legal writing-type fellowships (Columbia, NYU, Harvard, Stanford, Chicago) and an additional ~6-7, depending on the year, in various VAP/fellow positions designed for pre-tenure candidates with a high rate of placement success (Sharswood, Georgetown, etc). The numbers go up when you add in subject-specific fellowships, but those are obviously not options for everyone.

Posted by: a non | Feb 25, 2018 6:30:40 PM

The level of communication is pretty terrible. It wouldn’t kill the program director to acknowledge they have received applications and when they expect to make decisons.

Posted by: Anon12 | Feb 25, 2018 6:39:46 PM

Employers in virtually no other area provide this kind of information to applicants, so it is what it is.

Posted by: Anon | Feb 26, 2018 5:55:39 PM

Usually in other jobs you hear back in a week or two. For many of us it has been months. Also in other jobs there is a definite job available for which there are 1-3 applicants, making the odds good. Here there are 50-150 applicants for each slot.

Assume you are not getting picked if you have heard nothing by now. If you got an interview I think a bunch have still to decide.

Posted by: anon | Feb 26, 2018 7:56:25 PM

At this point, has anyone received an offer? Seems like things should be winding down?

Posted by: anon | Mar 1, 2018 11:34:07 AM

Anybody heard of any offers from Columbia associates in law or academic fellows?

Posted by: Anon | Mar 1, 2018 11:46:41 AM

How did fellows this year place?

Posted by: hopefulapplicant | Mar 1, 2018 3:04:38 PM

ASU might have a position for a visiting scholar (similar to a VAP, fully integrated into the intellectual life of the school). We have needs in Torts in particular. Possibly also Crim. If interested, send an inquiry to Zachary.a.kramer@asu.edu. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Zachary Kramer | Mar 2, 2018 10:30:33 AM

Rejection from UIUC just received

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 2, 2018 11:33:28 AM

Did any apply to the Associates in law program and get an interview?

Posted by: Michelle | Mar 6, 2018 5:54:59 PM

I have heard of Columbia callbacks.

Posted by: Anon | Mar 6, 2018 7:15:50 PM

Columbia academic fellow and Cornell VAP are done.

Posted by: anon | Mar 6, 2018 7:41:02 PM

I think the Associates in Law program is done. The website indicates that the hiring process is over. Congrats to those who got it! I guess the rest of us will receive rejection letters/emails soon.

Posted by: Michelle | Mar 7, 2018 4:41:39 PM

my last hope is HLS's IGLP fellowship

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 7, 2018 4:55:04 PM

BU rejections out

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 8, 2018 2:08:40 PM

Unless you are still outstanding after an interview I think they all are almost done. I don't think any of them are suddenly going to be doing new interviews.

Posted by: anon | Mar 8, 2018 2:25:19 PM

Anyone else heard from BU? I haven't, and not sure if that's a good sign or a bad sign

Posted by: anon | Mar 8, 2018 3:50:15 PM

I have not heard anything at all from BU since I submitted my materials.

Posted by: anon | Mar 8, 2018 4:18:43 PM

Also received a rejection from Boston

Posted by: Anon | Mar 9, 2018 2:42:14 PM

So the consensus is that the major fellowship programs (Chicago, Columbia, Harvard) are done?

Posted by: anon | Mar 10, 2018 9:40:00 AM

Chicago and Columbia are done

Posted by: Anon12 | Mar 10, 2018 10:54:48 AM

Did anyone ever here from Stanford's Thomas Grey Fellowship? Application deadline closed a long time ago, but I did not see any info about it from anyone on here.

Posted by: Anomalous | Mar 10, 2018 1:52:16 PM

In what form did the BU rejection come? Email? Mail? Does BU do interviews?

Posted by: anon | Mar 12, 2018 5:21:12 PM

brief & polite email received four days ago

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 12, 2018 6:18:52 PM

what kind of fellowship did bu have?

Posted by: anon | Mar 12, 2018 6:23:10 PM

2018-2019 Visiting Assistant Professor Program

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 12, 2018 6:39:02 PM

Just got a rejection from the Associates in Law program today by email.

Posted by: Nicole | Mar 13, 2018 12:47:04 PM

Has anybody else received a decision from CLS for the Associates in Law Program?

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 13, 2018 5:38:43 PM

I got a rejecteion today from Associates in Law. Academic fellows is also done- some people got emailed rejections, others did not but I asked and they already hired.

Posted by: anon | Mar 13, 2018 5:57:13 PM

Thanks for sharing. I didn't get it yet, but I suspect it will arrive soon

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 13, 2018 8:13:03 PM

has anyone been contacted by BU for an interview?

Posted by: anon | Mar 15, 2018 3:28:08 PM

Not I.

Posted by: anon | Mar 15, 2018 3:45:39 PM

Isn't BU just health law? I don't think they have hired many non health visitors in the past.

Posted by: anon | Mar 15, 2018 3:53:51 PM

I haven't been contacted by BU for an interview either. And they have a general VAP in addition to the health law one.

Posted by: anon | Mar 15, 2018 4:12:45 PM

Thanks everyone for the info. Seems like they sent out some rejections but left some people hanging. Not sure if they have done any interviews.

Posted by: anon | Mar 15, 2018 4:30:22 PM

the rejection I received concerned the general VAP program

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 15, 2018 9:19:58 PM

crickets!

Posted by: anon | Mar 20, 2018 12:13:18 PM

It’s interesting how little people have been posting.

Posted by: Anon | Mar 20, 2018 1:44:30 PM

Jerome Hall Post-doc follow-ups (Indiana University @ Bloomington) sent out earlier this afternoon. Final decisions expected by April 10

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 20, 2018 5:27:48 PM

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