Hastie Fellowship Seeks Aspiring Scholars for a Career in Law Teaching

Applications are now open for the Fall 2024 William H. Hastie Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  The two-year fellowship, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, provides aspiring scholars an outstanding opportunity to prepare for a career in law teaching.

Under the guidance of mentors and with faculty support, Hastie Fellows will:

  • engage in intensive research and writing,
  • participate in the hiring process of law schools, and
  • gain teaching experience.

Fellows pursue a scholarly agenda of their choice, typically prepare two pieces for publication, and receive mentoring in both their teaching and scholarly work.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by Feb. 1, 2024. The Fellowship reflects a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and especially encourages applications from candidates of color and other underrepresented communities in the legal academy.

More than 50 Hastie Fellows have gone on to successful careers as professors and administrators in 27 states and 61 universities.  Four fellows returned to lead and teach at UW Law: Dean Daniel O. Bernstine and Professors Richard Monette, Thomas W. Mitchell, and S. Lisa Washington.