FULBRIGHT-VANDERBILT FELLOWSHIP

FULBRIGHT-VANDERBILT FELLOWSHIP IN CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

FULBRIGHT-VANDERBILT FELLOWSHIP IN CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

USEFI and the Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, have jointly established the Fulbright-Vanderbilt Fellowship in Clinical Legal Education. Under this program, one fellowship will be awarded each year to an Indian law graduate with a demonstrated interest in legal aid to the poor and with an express ambition of becoming a clinical law teacher. The fellowship is for a period of one academic year for the LL.M. at the Vanderbilt University Law School.

The Vanderbilt University Law School (http://law.vanderbilt.edu), is one of the leading institutions in legal education in the U.S. It is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching and service to the community and the society at large.

Program Content: The selected candidate would enroll in a special LL.M. program at Vanderbilt University Law School. Some of his/her course work and all of the research for the thesis would be directed at clinical legal education issues. His/her specific focus should be on clinical methodology, clinical curriculum or clinical scholarship. Also, he/she is expected to approach the subject from the perspective of coupling clinical education with legal representation on behalf of the disadvantaged.

Grant Benefits:

The grant will provide a monthly stipend, health insurance, round-trip economy class air travel, modest settling-in and books and supplies allowances, and tuition fees. No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.

Eligibility Requirements:

In addition to the General Prerequisites for all, the applicant should:

* be a law graduate;

* have two-three years' experience of working in an organization which provides legal aid to the poor;

* have an ambition of becoming a clinical law teacher;

* enclose a writing sample in English - a legal opinion, published article, or an essay on a legal topic of the applicant's choosing - of no less than 300 words;and

* give an undertaking to return to India upon completion of the fellowship.

How to Apply:

Please refer to Application Procedure and Guidelines and Download Forms

For More Informations Please visit :www.fulbright-india.org

Application Due Date: Receipt of completed applications at USEFI: July 16, 2007.

FULBRIGHT-VANDERBILT FELLOWSHIP IN CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION