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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

VAPs and Fellowships 2021-2022

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.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on October 19, 2021 at 07:00 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


To provide a single data point - I have not heard anything from any program yet.

Posted by: nonym | Nov 22, 2021 6:42:36 PM

bump. any news?

Posted by: bumper | Nov 22, 2021 3:40:00 PM

any movement?

Posted by: anon | Nov 17, 2021 11:05:13 AM

my understanding is that most places are not strictly honest when they say they do rolling interviews and perhaps with the exception of extraordinary cases they tend to wait to get a critical mass in the pool to move.

Posted by: anon | Nov 3, 2021 11:09:27 AM

Have ppl been hearing from the various fellowships yet?

Posted by: timing | Nov 2, 2021 10:14:12 AM

anon - this probably differs from school to school, but FWIW the fellowship I did routinely had new fellows start later because of clerkships and other jobs.

Posted by: Re starting dates | Nov 2, 2021 8:53:16 AM

Based on anecdotal reports from people I know, fellowship and VAP salaries can actually start in the high 40s and go up to mid 90s. Usually very little negotiating power, though it doesn’t hurt to try. Some people I know managed to get, if not a salary bump, other perks like a research budget.

Posted by: Salaryman | Nov 2, 2021 1:13:03 AM

does anyone have any concrete sense of how flexible places are on start dates - maybe with the exception of the "legal writing" VAPs/fellowships, if someone has a clerkship ending in August should they still apply to VAPs/fellowships listed with July start dates?

Posted by: anon | Nov 1, 2021 7:46:55 PM

you'd think that wouldn't you

Posted by: anon2 | Oct 27, 2021 4:15:35 PM

But there must be specific numbers posted somewhere? For comparison's sake?

Posted by: anonagain | Oct 27, 2021 3:27:08 PM

salaries hover in the high 50 - low 70 range generally speaking. at certain schools you'll also see a housing subsidy

Posted by: anon2 | Oct 27, 2021 2:06:42 PM

Where can I find salary information on the fellowships? Bigelow, Columbia, Penn etc?

Posted by: anon | Oct 27, 2021 10:46:07 AM

so i asked the same question in the last fellowships thread and someone answered saying they take 1-2 per year. i believe that's all they said.

from what i understand the PhD admissions, similar to the JD admissions, is very faculty driven. so perhaps a solid faculty connection or research agenda that catches their eye is what gets an applicant an offer. it does look like a research agenda that touches the fields balkin's ISP center works in is relatively successful.

Posted by: anonnon | Oct 22, 2021 9:50:10 PM

does anyone know what the status of the yale PhD in law is? It seems like it's been limping along. Is it worth applying still at this point?

Also, anyone know what's up with GT research fellows program?

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2021 4:04:34 PM

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