Since 1975, the Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellowship Program at the Beasley School of Law of Temple University has produced outstanding law school teachers, with graduates found at accredited law schools throughout the United States. The experienced lawyers admitted to the Freedman Fellow program receive an annual stipend and receive an LLM. Fellows gain extensive practice in law school teaching and receive the support to produce quality scholarship during their residence. Fellows work collaboratively with Temple faculty members on doctrinal courses and teach alongside the professors in our nationally-renowned legal research and writing program. In their final semester, Fellows teach an upper-level course in Temple's curriculum.
The two-year program provides the training and experience critical to becoming a successful law school teacher. Each Fellow:
Fellows receive scholarly support and are expected to produce a thesis of publishable quality, Fellows also receive financial support to attend scholarly conferences.
Consideration of completed applications begins on January 15 for Fellowships beginning in the fall semester of the next academic year. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Fellows are expected to begin their residency on June 1. Successful candidates have practiced law for 2-10 years, have superior academic records, and show great promise as teachers and scholars. For more information contact:
Professor Richard K.GreensteinFreedman Fellow ProgramBeasley School of Law of Temple University1719 N. Broad St.Philadelphia, PA firstname.lastname@example.org
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The placement success of the Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship Program is rivaled by few law schools in the country. Fellows have been placed in more than fifty schools, and many law schools have recruited and appointed multiple graduates. In addition to benefiting from the extensive network of former graduates, Fellows practice interviewing, receive extensive advice on the law school hiring process, benefit from publicity and mailings about the Program, and attend the annual AALS Faculty Recruiting Conference accompanied by a team of Temple faculty members.
Freedman Fellow use their time at Temple to write and publish one or more scholarly articles. Freedman Fellows receive significant assistance and guidance in developing their academic scholarship. The program also facilitates mentoring relatioships with faculty working in a Fellow's field of interest.
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