Friedman Fellowship Program

Friedman Fellows

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of GW Law offer several two-year graduate clinical fellowships. These fellowships allow experienced attorneys to obtain an LLM 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 LLM degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LLM program. Fellows receive an annual stipend, tuition remission for the LLM program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. When Fellowship positions are open the Legal Clinics will solicit applications through various publicly available websites and publications.