Georgetown University Law Center Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program Application for 2014-2015 Fellowship Year



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Georgetown University Law Center

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program
Application for 2014-2015 Fellowship Year

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each of our fellows works to advance women's rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/.


WLPPFP Fellowship Placements
You will be considered for any of these if you apply for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements:

  • One-year Fellowship at the National Partnership for Women and Families;

  • One-year Fellowship at the National Women's Law Center;

  • Two, one-year Fellowships at organizations working on Women and HIV/AIDS, one domestic and one internationally focused.


Clinical Fellowship Placements include:

  • One two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as a Domestic Violence (DV) Clinical Teaching Fellow;

    • You must be admitted to a Bar by December 2013. Fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer.

    • Domestic Violence Teaching Fellows are also eligible to receive a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown. For information about the clinic, visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/our-clinics/domestic-violence-clinic/index.cfm.

  • One two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as an International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) Clinical Teaching Fellow.

    • IWHRC Teaching Fellows are also eligible to receive a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown.

    • Do not use this Application to apply for the IWHRC Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Apply directly to the IWHRC. For information, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/clinical-programs/our-clinics/IWHR/iwhr-fellowships.cfm.


Please submit the following:


  1. The Application Form.




  1. The appropriate essay questions, depending on whether you are applying for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements or the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship.




  1. Current resume, indicating your employment history; your education (including participation in any extracurricular activities, clinics, law journals, moot court competitions, etc.); any published materials or other significant original research papers; any special honors, awards, scholarships, or fellowships; your memberships in organizations or community activities, including any leadership roles.




  1. Two letters of recommendation, which should include each recommender’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and a brief explanation of each recommender’s knowledge of your academic and/or work performance. Your recommendation letters may be scanned and sent as e-mail attachments, or may be mailed separately.




  1. Official law school transcript. WLPPFP cannot consider your application until your official (stamped/sealed) law school transcript is received (photocopies are not sufficient). Your official law school transcript (stamped/sealed) must be sent as a hard copy. Applicants for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements should have their transcripts sent to:

Jill Morrison, Executive Director

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Ave, NW, Room 5024A

Washington, DC 20001


If you are applying to both the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements and the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship, your transcript will be forwarded to the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Those who are applying for only the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship should have their transcripts sent to:


Professor Deborah Epstein, Director

Domestic Violence Clinic

111 F Street, NW

Suite 334

Washington, DC 20001

How to submit your application:
The deadline is November 15th.
Applicants for the Non-Clinical Fellowship placements should submit their applications, including Essays 1 and 2, to wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu.
Applicants for the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship should submit their applications, including Essays 1 and 3 to dvclinic@law.georgetown.edu.

If you wish to be considered for both the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements and DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship, submit your application, including only the essays appropriate to each fellowship, to both of the respective email addresses above.


The Fellowship award process will be conducted on an ongoing basis as we match Fellowship candidates with placement organizations. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions to find the answers to your questions. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions on our website, please email us at wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu. Questions specifically about the Domestic Violence Clinical Fellowship may be directed to the Domestic Violence Clinic at 202-662-9640. 
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we may be unable to notify applicants who are not awarded a Fellowship position. We sincerely appreciate your interest in the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, and thank you for your commitment to women’s rights!

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

Application Form

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE




  1. NAME________________________________________________________________________________________________

(last) (first) (middle)


  1. PRESENT ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________

(street)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(city) (state) (zip code)
3. TELEPHONE NUMBER _______________________________________________________________________________

(home) (work) (mobile)


4. PERMANENT ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________

(if different from above) (street)


________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(city) (state) (zip code)


5. E-MAIL ADDRESS _________________________ ALTERNATE E-MAIL __________________________

6. DATE OF BIRTH _________________________________

(month/day/year)
7. CITIZENSHIP_____________________________________

8. If you applied to WLPPFP before, what year(s) did you apply? _________________


9. How did you hear about WLPPFP?


________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Are you applying for a non-clinical fellowship placement? Y/N

Are you applying for the Domestic Violence Teaching Fellowship? Y/ N

Are you applying for the International Women’s Human Rights Teaching Fellowship? Y/N

11. LAW SCHOOL ________________________ Graduation Date _____________________
Grade Point Average (or class rank if GPA is unavailable):
_____________________________________________________________________
12. If you are not currently a full-time student, list your present position and employer:
________________________________________________
13. If you are doing a Judicial Clerkship, please provide the jurisdiction and judge:
____________________________________________________

14. Provide the jurisdiction/s in which you are now a member of the bar and the dates of admission. If you have passed a bar and are awaiting admission, please also name the jurisdiction and exam date:


____________________________________________________________________

15. List any bar examinations (and dates) that you plan to take prior to the Fellowship:


__________________________________________________________________________________________________

16. List any foreign languages you speak and your level of proficiency:


_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________

17. WLPPFP actively recruits and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants. The following information is optional; please mark the appropriate box(es) if you wish to provide this information.



Arab-American Hispanic/Latino/a

African-American/Black Multi-Racial ______________________

American Indian/Native Alaskan Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender

Asian/Pacific Islander Disability

Caucasian/White Other: __________________________

Essay Questions
Please write brief essays to answer each of the following questions. Each essay should not exceed 3 double spaced pages.


  1. All Applicants

Explain why you would like to participate in the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and how both your personal career goals, as well as the cause of women’s rights, would be advanced through your participation in WLPPFP. Please include any information about your background or experience, what motivates you to want to work on these issues, as well as your future plans that you would like to be considered in our evaluation.




  1. Applicants for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements

Describe any area or areas of women’s rights that are of special interest to you and whether you are interested in a particular type of legal practice (e.g. direct legal services, public policy advocacy, impact litigation). Expressing an interest in specific issues does not preclude an applicant from being considered for other Fellowships unless you indicate a preference not to work on a particular issue, or in a particular setting.




  1. Applicants for the DV Clinical Teaching Fellowship

Describe any litigation, policy, scholarly or volunteer experience you have had in the domestic violence field, and what motivates you to work in the area of DV.






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