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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

VAPs and Fellowships 2022-2023

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 September 28, 2022 at 03:40 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


Oh, gotcha! Thanks @ Quick A

Posted by: Quick Q | Nov 30, 2022 5:55:11 PM

@ Quick Q, I could be wrong, but I believe "BJB" is someone's initials, and they're using it to track which entries are theirs. I know people do this with the law review submission spreadsheets. I'd actually debated adding an initials/user column, but figured most people wouldn't want to include such information in a spreadsheet pertaining to hiring (since you never know who's viewing it).

Posted by: Quick A | Nov 30, 2022 4:47:36 PM

What does BJB stand for? (in the columns corresponding to Climenko on the spreadsheet)

Posted by: Quick Q | Nov 30, 2022 4:38:50 PM

The app is open for Liman In-Residence Fellowships at Yale: https://law.yale.edu/centers-workshops/arthur-liman-center-public-interest-law/fellowships

Posted by: poster | Nov 30, 2022 11:47:13 AM

Anyone got insider info on when there will be movement with the Climenko?

Posted by: AspiringLawProfessor | Nov 29, 2022 3:42:34 PM

@Dum Dum: I had my recommenders submit their letters directly to NYU and included a short note in my application with their names and that the letters would be forthcoming from them.

Posted by: NYU | Nov 29, 2022 1:29:09 PM

To the poster in the spreadsheet with an interview for NYU Lawyering, did you submit reference letters with your application?

Posted by: Dum Dum | Nov 28, 2022 4:50:20 PM

Just bumping this so it appears on the sidebar.

Posted by: AspiringLawProfessor | Nov 25, 2022 10:37:18 PM

I see in the spreadsheet that there's been movement with Sharswood. Is it safe to assume with academic fellowships that if you weren't contacted for interviews in the first round, that you're out of the running for the fellowship?

Posted by: Question | Nov 18, 2022 2:42:06 PM

@ck I very much agree. I took the initiative to clean up the spreadsheet with individual entries. I also deleted ones that didn't seem like entries but were instead just providing links to certain fellowships. This will hopefully provide a clearer illustration of what the current movement is (which seems to be little at the moment).

Posted by: Initiative | Nov 17, 2022 3:48:10 PM

My strong preference is that we do it individually as is done on the AALS sheet. It's much more difficult to understand timelines when they're consolidated.

Posted by: ck | Nov 17, 2022 3:33:52 PM

@Double Bubble From what I've heard, there's only one or two openings since they hired a lot of fellows last cycle. They've already been conducting some screeners too; not sure if they'll be doing more.

On another note, how is this spreadsheet organized? Are we putting in our applications individually per row like they're doing in the law school hiring spreadsheet? Or are we aggregating our information into one row each per fellowship, as done in the past?

Posted by: Columbia | Nov 17, 2022 8:29:29 AM

Does anyone know how many openings there are for the Columbia Academic Fellows program this year?

Posted by: Double Bubble | Nov 17, 2022 12:11:19 AM

I'm feeling hopeful that we'll hear about more movement this week, though I have nothing to premise that off of. Just seems unusually quiet for mid-November.

Posted by: Hopeful | Nov 14, 2022 11:34:39 AM

Hello everyone, I am chairing the selection committee for the Karsh Fellowship at the University of Virginia law school. Although the fellowship is affiliated with Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, it does not have any subject-matter focus (the research interests of our past two fellows have been internet governance, administrative law, and civil procedure). The committee will start reviewing applications next week, so please send your applications soon if you are interested. A description of the fellowship is here with application instructions: https://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2022/09/uva-karsh-center-for-law-and-democracy-fellow-2023-2024.html
Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Posted by: Bertrall Ross | Nov 8, 2022 11:00:07 AM

Does anyone have any information or insight as to when Climenko or Bigelow will be reaching out to applicants for interviews? Or have they done this already and I just haven't heard anything?

Posted by: AnxiousForInfo | Nov 8, 2022 10:35:27 AM

@anon Apparently they hired five last year. And so they're kinda packed at the moment.

Posted by: Followup | Nov 6, 2022 10:31:14 PM

Doesn't Columbia usually only have 2 a year?

Posted by: anon | Nov 6, 2022 9:49:51 PM

I heard through the grapevine that Columbia only has one or two academic fellow positions available this cycle.

Posted by: Marvin Gaye | Nov 6, 2022 9:31:11 PM

Apologies for the double comments earlier.

@Anon: I received the invite for a "meeting" yesterday, and I submitted my application in early September. Truthfully, I'm very unsure about what this meeting entails. Since it's not called an interview, I'm not getting my hopes super high yet. Also, Columbia says on their website that they plan to pick the academic fellows by February, so it seems like it's still very early in the process.

Posted by: ColumbiaApplicant | Oct 29, 2022 8:53:38 AM

When did the invite for the Columbia Academic fellows interview go out, and would you be able to share around when the application was submitted?

Posted by: Anon | Oct 28, 2022 8:39:07 PM

There's been movement with Columbia's Academic Fellows Program. They've invited some applications to "meetings." Seems equivalent to a screener, but who knows?

Posted by: Columbia | Oct 28, 2022 4:36:59 PM

There's been movement with Columbia's Academic Fellows Program. They sent out invites for a "meeting." Seems equivalent to a screener, but who knows?

Posted by: Columbia | Oct 28, 2022 4:35:16 PM

ALP, NYU typically starts interviews in November, but often continues to interview throughout the academic year. It's not unusual for some of the fellows in this three-year program to go on the market in their second year, but to stick around for a third year if that doesn't work out. As more of them secure their next jobs, additional fellow spots open up. With some fellows pursuing clinical or LRW careers, this process can stretch well into the spring semester.

Posted by: Former fellow | Oct 28, 2022 2:11:24 PM

@Commenter Both happy and sad to hear of no movement. I wish I understood when movement generally occurs, but resources and information are sparse. I heard some claim it begins in October but evidently that's not the case. I see last year the Climenko Fellowship did interviews in December. At this point, I regret having rushed my applications when I could have apparently spent much more time on them.

I hope more participate in this thread, despite all the spam!

Posted by: AspiringLawProfessor | Oct 27, 2022 4:20:05 PM

Hi Sarah, thanks for making and moderating this page! @AspiringLawProf, I haven't heard of any movement yet personally. Happy to post here if I do.

Posted by: Commenter | Oct 26, 2022 9:21:06 PM

Now that comments are reopened, I'll reinvoke my question below. Has anyone heard of any movement with fellowships/VAPs thus far?

Posted by: AspiringLawProfessor | Oct 25, 2022 4:22:47 PM

Sorry Sarah Lawsky, I hope my comment wasn't taken as a passive aggressive request for this thread to be posted!

I suppose I'll repeat my question here: Generally when do fellowships start reaching out to applicants about interviews? I'm trying not to be anxiously neurotic but my brain keeps telling me "Oh, you submitted a few weeks ago and have heard nothing? Rejected." However, I'm guessing hiring committees don't really look at fellowship/VAP stuff until faculty hiring is over?

Posted by: AspiringLawProfessor | Sep 28, 2022 3:47:59 PM

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