The ISP hosts both ISP-funded and self-funded Resident Fellows, Visiting Fellows, and Student Fellows.

ISP Fellows


Now Accepting Applications for ISP Resident Fellowships 2020-21

The ISP Resident Fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs interested in an academic career and whose research is related to any of the ISP research areas. We specifically encourage applicants interested in working on projects related to the digital public sphere, including projects concerning freedom of speech, content moderation, privacy, and antitrust.

Applicants must have completed their J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. ISP Resident Fellows are expected to write at least two academic works per year, to attend all ISP events, be present in the ISP facilities three full days per week, and to contribute to ISP programming. ISP Resident fellows are strongly urged to reside in the New Haven area.

ISP-funded Resident Fellowships normally begin on July 1 and last for one year; fellows in residence may apply for a second year of support. Fellows receive a salary of USD $50,004 per year plus Yale benefits, a travel stipend, and office space at the ISP.

The ISP also offers self-funded Resident Fellowships for individuals with their own sources of funding—for example, winners of Fulbright or other fellowship awards. The application requirements are identical. Please indicate the sources of funding in your application.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Resident Fellowship
  • A research agenda (5 pages max)
  • A resume or CV
  • A law/graduate school transcript
  • At least one scholarly writing sample (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Applications for ISP-funded Resident Fellowships must be received no later than January 2, 2020. Applications for self-funded Resident Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Ann-Marie Cooper.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Applications for Visiting Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis.

Individuals living outside of the New Haven area who are interested in regularly attending ISP events and contributing to the ISP community should consider applying to be an ISP Visiting Fellow. Visiting Fellows have included recent law graduates, academics, activists, government employees, journalists, historians, artists, and technologists.

Because one of the ISP’s primary goal is creating and maintaining a sense of community among its fellows, Visiting Fellows are expected to attend at least 3-6 events per month during the academic year, depending on how far away they live. The ISP requests that Visiting Fellows who only are able to attend 3-4 events per month commit to a full year, in order to develop the relationships that make this fellowship worthwhile. Visiting Fellows who are able to attend 5-6 events per month are eligible for semester-long Visiting Fellowships.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Visiting Fellowship and noting how often you anticipate attending ISP events per semester
  • A brief research agenda (1-3 pages)
  • A resume or CV
  • At least one writing sample, preferably scholarly and in English
  • Two letters of recommendation

Visiting Fellow applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Please submit applications in electronic form to Ann-Marie Cooper.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Applications for Student Fellows are accepted on a rolling basis.

The ISP Student Fellowship is intended for current Yale law, graduate, and undergraduate students who are interested in the ISP research areas. Student fellows are expected to regularly attend ISP events and contribute to ISP programming. In the past, student fellows have led reading groups, helped draft amicus briefs, organized conferences and speaker events, and founded and participated in clinics.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Student Fellowship, your school affiliation and graduation year, a list of three ISP events you attended and what you found interesting about them, and how often you anticipate attending ISP events per semester
  • A resume or CV

Student Fellow applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications in electronic form to Ann-Marie Cooper.
 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has a number of fellowship positions, including the Abrams Clinical Fellowship, the Stanton First Amendment Clinical Fellowship, and Summer Student Fellowships. Descriptions and application requirements for these fellowships are posted under Opportunities on the MFIA website.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is now accepting applications for a Clinical Fellow with the ISP’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice (PSRJ). The position is a one-year appointment, starting August 1, 2020, that is potentially renewable for a second year. The Clinical Fellow will co-teach the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project legal clinic (RRJP) and assist in other PSRJ initiatives.

This position is based in New Haven, CT. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and will include Yale University health benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About PSRJ and the RRJP legal clinic
PSRJ was established at Yale Law School in 2009 as an idea-generating institution, an incubator of novel litigation strategies and legal theories designed to advance reproductive rights and justice. The RRJP legal clinic is an initiative of PSRJ that teaches litigation and policy advocacy skills in an area of the law under siege, and puts PSRJ’s strategies to work.

The Information Society Project is led by Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin and ISP Executive Director Nikolas Guggenberger. PSRJ is led by Clinical Lecturer and Senior Fellow Priscilla J. Smith, a former reproductive rights litigator.

About the Fellowship Position
PSRJ seeks a candidate with exposure to reproductive rights litigation and its particular challenges. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in reproductive rights, a history of activism in the area, and an interest in working with the PSRJ Director, YLS scholars, and YLS students enrolled in the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project clinical class. Litigation experience is helpful.

The Fellow will primarily be engaged in developing and implementing new litigation strategies and legal theories. The Fellow will conduct this research under the direction of the PSRJ Director and will often collaborate with faculty members and attorneys from cooperating organizations. As an instructor in the RRJP clinic, the Fellow will supervise students who are developing and implementing litigation and policy projects designed to advance reproductive rights and justice.

Applications
Applications should be sent in electronic form to Heather Branch (heather.branch@yale.edu). Please indicate clearly that the application is for the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice Clinical Fellow position. Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practice experience, and career goals;
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume and law school transcript;
  • Contact information for three references; and
  • At least one sample of recent legal writing, either a brief or memorandum, or a piece of academic writing, that demonstrates sophisticated and creative legal reasoning.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. For additional information please click here.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.