Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History

The Program in Law and History is pleased to invite applications for the Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History for summer 2018.


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, 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 by the support of Kristine S. Erickson (Law, class of 1972) and Ronald A. Erickson (Law, class of 1960). The fellowship for 2018 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 participate in the activities of the Program in Law and History for the 2018-19 academic year and to present from his/her summer research at the Legal History Workshop in the Spring of 2019. The fellowship provides a summer stipend of $4,000 and up to $500 for research expenses.


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. Curriculum vitae;
  3. University of Minnesota law/graduate transcript; and
  4. One-page confidential letter of recommendation from advisor or other faculty member familiar with your research.

Application/Submission Deadline

All materials should be submitted electronically to Jacquelyn E. Burt no later than noon on Friday, April 20, 2018. Items 1-3 should be submitted via email by the student in one email. Item 4 should be submitted separately via email by the faculty recommender. All materials should include the subject line: “Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summer 2018”

Selection Criteria

  • 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 student is making timely progress toward degree.

Announcement of the Award

Announcement of the award will be made by Friday, April 27, 2018.

Questions? Contact Barbara Welke.

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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