University of Minnesota
Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law
and History — Summer 2012
The Program in Law and History is pleased to invite applications for the Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History for Summer 2012.
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 2012 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 Fall 2012/Spring 2013 and to participate in the activities of the Program in Law and History for the 2012-13 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) a 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).
Application Deadline: All materials must be submitted in a single packet by the candidate no later than noon, Friday, April 27, 2012 (announcement of the award will be made by May 7).
- 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 Susanna Blumenthal, Director
Program in Law and History,
University of Minnesota Law School,
229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455