February 01, 2016

The 2016-2017 Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Vol. 37, Issue 3.)

 

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Invites Applications for the 2016-2017 Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging

Fellowship Information

The Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging offers the opportunity to carry out a substantial project related to law and aging in partnership with a host agency. Up to three fellowships are available to law school graduates interested in, and perhaps already in the early stages of pursuing, an academic and/or professional career in law and aging.

During the fellowship period, the center’s Co-Directors and Fellows Coordinator stand ready to assist each fellow with the further development of his/her knowledge, skills, and contacts. A legal services or other non-profit organization involved in law and aging must supervise a fellow’s activities and projects. In addition to the fellow’s planned activities and project (unless the fellow’s project includes the provision of legal services), the fellow must also provide some pro bono direct legal services to older persons under appropriate supervision. A fellow is expected to provide the Center with monthly activities reports.

The fellowship is $45,000 and is intended as a full-time position only. The fellow’s sponsoring agency is responsible for providing employee benefits, employer’s FICA payment, administrative support, workspace, computer, telephone, and email access, and appropriate professional education program opportunities. Fellows may live and work where they choose in the United States. Fellows must be either U.S. citizens or legally resident in the U.S.

Fellows participate in conference calls and other planned activities with other current and former fellows to encourage networking. Former fellows who successfully complete the fellowship period may also participate in the Center’s Former Fellows Grant Program.

Application Process

Applications are due on April 15, 2016. Applicants must submit a completed online application including an information form, an explanation of the applicant’s planned activities and projects, a current curriculum vitae, a law school transcript, a letter of support from the proposed supervisor, and two other letters of support. All fellowship application information and the required online application are available at
https://www.borchardcla.org/fellowships/application-process.

For further information, contact Mary Jane Ciccarello, Co-Director, at mjc@borchardcenter.org. ■