Applications Due 14.11 2019. Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to be in residence for ten months and participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly seminar, a weekly luncheon discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences. The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, development of course materials, work in legal practice, or residence elsewhere.
Open to outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for residential fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020. All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of the fellowship application. The selection committee looks particularly closely at the proposal outlining work the applicant proposes to do while in residence at Princeton. Successful LAPA applicants should demonstrate substantial expertise in law-related matters.
As a general rule, Fellows receive a research salary of one-half their ten (10) month salary at their home institution, up to a maximum set each year before selection is made. This means that some support will be lower than one half of an actual salary for those at the high end of a salary spectrum. Research salaries are also subject to a minimum amount determined each year. If approved to teach, a Fellow will hold a secondary teaching rank that will be based on the Fellow’s home institution rank and salary rate. Teaching opportunities are not guaranteed.
Fellows may also apply for funding from additional sources so long as the conditions for receipt of the funds do not interfere with the LAPA requirements.