"Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summber 2009"

The Program in Law and History announces the “Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summer 2009” application. The Fellowship provides a summer stipend of $4,000 and up to $500 for research expenses. All CLA graduate students are eligible. Application deadline: March 27, 2009.

"Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summber 2009"

University of Minnesota
Program in Law and History

Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History
Summer 2009

The Program in Law and History is pleased to invite applications for the Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History for Summer 2009.

Description: The Program in Law and History is an interdisciplinary collaborative of faculty and law and graduate students interested in questions that address law in historical perspective. The Program includes a year-long workshop/colloquium, an annual distinguished lecture, a range of courses cross-listed in Law and History, and the fellowship announced here to support summer research by a student.
The Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History is made possible by a generous gift from Kristine S. Erickson (Law, class of 1972) and Ronald A. Erickson (Law, class of 1960). The Fellowship for 2009 will support summer research in legal history by a University of Minnesota law student or graduate student in History or a related field. The Fellow will be expected to present from his/her summer research at the Legal History Workshop in Spring 2010 and to participate in the activities of the Program in Law and History for the 2009-10 academic year. The Fellowship provides a summer stipend of $4,000 and up to $500 for research expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in either the Law School or a graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Students receiving other University of Minnesota fellowships during the period are ineligible as are students holding summer teaching appointments.

Application Procedure and Requirements: (1) 1-2 page research proposal (single-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman), including a specific description of the project’s significance for legal history, the work the student will accomplish for the summer, and the expected outcome of the summer’s work (e.g., conference paper, scholarly article, dissertation chapter, etc.); (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a University of Minnesota law/graduate transcript; and (4) a confidential letter of recommendation from advisor or other faculty member familiar with your research (in a sealed envelope with date and faculty signature across the seal). Note: University of Minnesota students who applied for the Alumni Fund Fellowship for 2009-10 who would like to be considered for the Erickson Summer Fellowship need only send us a note to that effect along with a specific description of the work they would be doing for the summer.

Application Deadline: All materials must be submitted in a single packet by the candidate no later than noon March 27, 2009 (announcement of the award will be made by April 15).

Selection Criteria:
• the quality and significance of the scholarship for the field of legal history;
• demonstrated interest in legal history and the program in law and history;
• evidence that the student is making timely progress toward degree.

Submit Materials to: Professor Barbara Y. Welke, Director, Program in Law and History, University of Minnesota Law School, 229-19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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