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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


@DN My understanding is that those Rutgers positions aren't VAPs, right? Or is there not a different between a Visiting Assistant Professor and a Visiting Associate Professor of Law?

Posted by: AspiringLawProfessor | Mar 18, 2022 4:22:52 PM

For folks still on the market, Rutgers Law in Newark is seeking visitors in several areas for next year. Here's the posting:

Rutgers Law School in Newark is hiring visiting professors to teach courses for which it has curricular needs during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. We are seeking candidates with expertise in a range of areas, including, but not limited to Trusts & Estates, Torts, Property and Constitutional Law.

Depending on experience, individuals may hold the title of Visiting Professor of Law, Visiting Associate Professor of Law or Visiting Instructor. We encourage applications and inquiries from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our faculty, including, but not limited to, people of color, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.

Please apply at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/157651

Questions and inquiries may be directed to Caroline Young, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at [email protected].

The application deadline is March 28, 2022.

Posted by: DN | Mar 15, 2022 5:14:11 PM

I had a screener interview with Pace a few weeks ago and haven't heard anything since.

Posted by: Anonon | Feb 23, 2022 12:02:47 PM

Did anyone ever hear from Pace?

Posted by: AnonVT | Feb 23, 2022 9:17:01 AM

Hi there - Does anyone know if there are VAPs or fellowships in California (other than the Pepperdine one I just saw posted below). Thanks!

Posted by: Anon | Jan 30, 2022 1:32:46 AM

Weird stuff re Sharswood. We have finished hiring. We have not finished hiring.

Posted by: Sharswood | Jan 15, 2022 12:50:33 AM

Any updates on some of the other programs?

Posted by: Anon | Jan 14, 2022 3:20:13 PM

looks like sharswood is in fact not done

Posted by: so uh | Jan 14, 2022 9:52:01 AM

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Malibu, CA is now hiring for its new Pepperdine Caruso Law Fellowship. The Pepperdine Caruso Law Fellowship is designed to assist attorneys with backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the legal academy to pursue a full-time legal academic tenure-track career. The fellowship is a two-year appointment that will provide such attorneys with the time and resources to obtain the skills needed to successfully transition to a tenure-track legal academic position.

For more information on the program and how to apply see: https://law.pepperdine.edu/about/our-people/faculty-employment/

or e-mail Victoria Schwartz at [email protected]

Posted by: Victoria Schwartz | Jan 11, 2022 11:53:04 AM

Sharswood has completed hiring.

Posted by: Sharswood | Jan 6, 2022 10:18:06 PM

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, conveniently located in downtown Baltimore, is hiring for its new Donald Gaines Murray Lawyering Teaching Fellows/Visiting Assistant Professor program. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 1, 2022, for the 2022-23 academic year.

Murray Fellows, who will jointly hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor, will teach approximately 30-35 students each semester in Maryland Carey Law's innovative first-year Lawyering program. They also will receive support for scholarship (e.g., junior faculty workshops, a law student research assistant, and a conference travel budget). A JD degree and three years of legal practice experience are required, and prior law school teaching experience is preferred.

Fellows will earn an annual salary of $75,000, plus benefits, and will serve for an initial year-long appointment, with the expectation of reappointment for a second year based on satisfactory performance (and may include an option to renew for a third year). Maryland Carey Law is committed to providing opportunities to individuals underrepresented in the legal academy. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please search online for the Taleo UMB Jobs Portal, keyword "Lawyering."

Posted by: Maryland Carey Law | Jan 3, 2022 5:07:19 PM

Saw this posted today. Not as well known as other programs, so I figured I'd post it here too.


Posted by: anon | Jan 3, 2022 1:22:07 PM

Any news regarding the other programs?

Posted by: Status | Dec 27, 2021 12:10:54 PM

Climenko has been interviewing.

Posted by: Anonym | Dec 20, 2021 12:01:56 PM

Has anyone heard back yet from any of the programs?

Posted by: anony3 | Dec 7, 2021 8:27:46 PM

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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