The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of GW Law offer several two-year clinical fellowships. These fellowships allow experienced attorneys to develop their skills and develop insight into 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 supporting clinical students in their client work.
The academic component of the fellowship program includes a two-year-long course in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. As part of this course, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching, supervising, writing a publishable article, and entering the teaching market.
Fellows may opt to 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, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. For additional information please contact the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics at [email protected].