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CJLS Welcomes Graduate Fellow Applications

The Center for Justice, Law, and Societies (CJLS) invites applications for 4–6 Graduate Fellow positions for academic year 2022–23. CJLS is an interdisciplinary group of scholars focusing on the creation, implementation, and real-world applications of law. We welcome applications from graduate students in all colleges at UMass Amherst who have a strong interest in further exploring the legal dimensions of their own work (e.g., law and history, law and psychology, law and social science, law and literature, law and public health, law and environment, law and science, law and technology, etc.).Fellows will serve a one-year term that prioritizes professionalization and mentorship; this fellowship does not not take the place of a full time TAship or RAship.

Benefits of the Fellowship Include:

  • Assignment to two faculty mentors
  • Funding to attend an interdisciplinary law-related conference (Law & Society Association
  • Law, Culture and Humanities, or another law-related conference subject to the approval of the fellowship director). This funding will include coverage of each Fellow’s flight, hotel room, conference registration fee (including membership fees, if required for registration), up to $1000
  • Support from a community of interdisciplinary faculty and graduate students to develop an academic project (article, comp, or dissertation chapter) related to justice, law, and societies (broadly construed)
  • Funding and support to invite a faculty member to participate in the Five College Law, Justice, and Societies speaker series. Applications Due April 21st Please contact Fellowship Directors Kelsey Shoub ( or Jamie Rowen ( with questions

Applications Due April 21st. Please contact Fellowship Directors Kelsey Shoub ( or Jamie Rowen ( with questions.

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