Graduate Legal Fellows
Graduate Legal Fellows* enroll in the 24-credit LLM degree at AUWCL and can receive a 25% tuition reduction and a stipend of $11,850 to allow them to pursue graduate legal studies at AUWCL.** During each of the two fourteen-week semesters in which the Graduate Legal Fellow is enrolled in the LL.M. Program, the Graduate Legal Fellow is expected to work at least 10 hours per week (or more pursuant to their agreement with their Fellowship Sponsor) with the Fellowship Sponsor listed on the JD Distinguished Fellow application or indicated in the LL.M. application. Fellowship Sponsors can be programs or professors at AUWCL or external non-profit organizations. Graduate Legal Fellowships are available in a variety of specializations in a given year. Availability of a Graduate Legal Fellowship in a field is dependent on the quality of applicants and availability of resources.
Graduate Legal Fellows can choose from the following LL.M. Programs and areas of specialization:
|Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice|
|Business & Financial Regulation|
|Civil & Constitutional Rights|
|Communications Law & Policy|
|Environmental Law & Policy|
|Health Law & Policy|
|Immigration Law & Policy|
|Intellectual Property & Information Policy|
|Labor & Employment Law & Policy|
|Law, Politics, & Legislation|
|Gender & the Law|
|Criminal Trial Advocacy|
|Civil Trial Advocacy|
|International Business Law|
|International Human Rights Law|
|International Environmental Law|
|Gender & the Law|
|Free Trade Agreements & Regional Integration|
|International Commercial Arbitration|
|International & Comparative Protection of Intellectual Property|
How to Apply:
Recent graduates can apply through the JD Distinguished Fellowship Application Process or directly through the LL.M. program of choice. To apply, please submit the following materials by June 1st.
- Completed Application:
- Copy of your Academic File: Transcript Request Form
- One letter of recommendation from a current WCL professor
- The application fee will be waived
*The Graduate Legal Fellowship program is ONLY open to December 2012, May 2013, and August 2013 AUWCL JD graduates.
**Students who would like to enroll in the LL.M. program but do not plan to complete a work component, are eligible for a 50% tuition reduction instead of the 25% reduction with a stipend.