Friedman Fellowship Program

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School offer several two-year graduate clinical fellowships. These fellowships allow experienced attorneys to obtain an LL.M. degree while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law. In recognition of a generous gift from Philip Friedman, Esq., the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows. 

Each fellowship is connected to a particular law school clinic. Although the clinics provide varying kinds of responsibilities and experiences, each allows the Fellow to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic. Every Fellow is provided the opportunity to learn about clinical teaching and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in it, studying it, receiving mentorship and support, and assisting clinical students in their lawyering work.

The academic component of the fellowship program includes two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching, supervising, and writing a publishable thesis.

Fellows enroll part-time in other classes and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program. Fellows receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. 

2013–2014 Friedman Fellows 

 


Spotlight Item: Friedman Fellows 2013-14

Friedman Fellows 2013-14

From left to right: Claire Donohue, Mira Edmonds, Alice S. Hamilton Evert, and Joseph Aaron Thorp.

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