Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellowship Program

Program Overview

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:

  • Teaches a 30-student section of legal research and writing in the first year of the Program, and a half section of approximately 15 students in the second year.
  • Collaborate at least twice with full-time Temple faculty in teaching doctrinal courses.
  • Teaches one upper-level course in the final semester of the Program.
  • Attend faculty-directed seminars about current issues in legal education

Fellows receive scholarly support and are expected to produce a thesis of publishable quality, Fellows also receive financial support to attend scholarly conferences.

Apply to Program

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.Greenstein
Freedman Fellow Program
Beasley School of Law of Temple University
1719 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6098
richard.greenstein@temple.edu

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Decades of Successful Placement

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.

Decades of Outstanding Scholarship

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.

1999-2010 Selected Publications

Laurent Sacharoff, Former Presidents and Executive Privilege, , 88 Tex. L. Rev. 301 (2009).

Brian Gallini, Equal Sentences for Unequal Participation: Should the Eighth Amendment Allow All Juvenile Murder Accomplices to Receive Life Without Parole?, 87 Or. L. Rev. 29 (2008).

Rick Swedloff, Can't Settle, Can't Sue: How Congress Stole Tort Remedies from Medicare Beneficiaries, 41 Akron L. Rev. 557 (2008).

Kerri Stone, The Politics of Deference and Includsion: Toward a Uniform Framework for the Analysis of "Fundamental Alteration" Under the ADA, 58 Hastings L.J. 1241 (2007).

Meredith R. Miller, Revisiting Austin v. Loral: A Study in Economic Duress, Contract Modification and Framing, 2 Hastings Bus. L.J. 357 (2006).

Shelia B. Scheuerman, The Consumer Fraud Class Action: Reining in Abuse by Requiring Plaintiffs to Allege Reliance as an Essential Element, 43 Harv. J. on Legis. 1 (2006).

Christopher J. Robinette, Can There Be a Unified Theory of Torts? A Pluralist Suggestion from History and Doctrine, 43 Brandeis L.J. 369 (2005).

Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, An Uncertain Privilege: Why the Common Interest Doctrine Does Not Work and How Uniformity Can Fix It, 15 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 49 (2005).

Byron Stier, Resolving The Class Action Crisis: Mass Tort Litigation As the Network, 2005 Utah L. Rev. 863 (2005).

Michael Borden, PSLRA, SLUSA, and Variable Annuities: Overlooked Side Effects of a Potent Legislative Medicine, 55 Mercer L. Rev. 681 (2004).

Gregory M. Duhl, Old Lyrics, Knock-Off Videos, and Copycat Comic Books: The Fourth Fair Use Factor in U.S. Copyright Law, 5 Syracuse L. Rev. 665 (2004).

Melanie Jacobs, Micah Has One Mommy and Legal Stranger: Adjudicating Maternity for Non-Biological Lesbian Co-Parents, 50 Buff. L. Rev. 341 (2004).

David ButleRitchie, Situating "Thinking Like a Lawyer" Within a Legal Pedagogy, 50 Cle. St. L. Rev. 29 (2002-2003).

James McGrath, Raising the "Civilized Minimum" of Pain Amelioration For Prisoners to Avoid Cruel and Unusual Punishment, 54 Rutgers L. Rev. 649 (2002).

Barclay D. Beery, From Aspiration to Arrogance and Back: The Once and Future Role of "Equal Employment Opportunity" Under Title VII", 34 Val. U. L. Rev. 435 (2000).

Anthony Niedwiecki, Science Fact or Science Fiction? The Implications of Court-Ordered Genetic Testing Under Rule 35, 34 U.S.F. L. Rev. 295 (2000).

Rachel S. Arnow Richman, A Cause Worth Quitting For? The Conflict Between Professor Ethics and Individual Rights in Discriminatory Treatment of Corporate Counsel, 75 Ind. L.J. 963 (2000).

Franklin G. Snyder, Nomos, Narrative, and Adjudication: Toward A Jurisgenetic Theory of Law, 40 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1623 (1999).

Alicia Brokars Kelly, Sharing A Piece of the Future Post-Divorce: Toward a More Equitable Distribution of Professional Goodwill, 51 Rutgers L. Rev. 569 (1999).