- Studying Law at Yale
- Our Faculty
Centers & Workshops
- Centers & Workshops
- Paul Tsai China Center
- Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT)
- Cultural Cognition Project
- Debating Law and Religion Series
- Global Health Justice Partnership
- Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights
- Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues & Events
- Information Society Project
- John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy
- The Justice Collaboratory
- Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization
- Law, Economics & Organization Workshop
- Legal History Forum
- Legal Theory Workshop
- The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law
- Middle East Legal Studies Seminar
- The Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund
- Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights
- Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellowship Initiative
- The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy
- Yale Center for Law and Philosophy
- Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
- Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges
- Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
- Yale Law School Center for Private Law
- Yale Law School Latin American Legal Studies
- Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop
- Bert Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance
- Workshop on Chinese Legal Reform
- Student Life
- YLS Today
Background and Purpose
Yale Law School’s Robert M. Cover Fellowship Program offers post-graduate fellowships to experienced attorneys interested in clinical law teaching.
The Cover Fellowships are named after Professor Robert M. Cover (1943–1986), a brilliant scholar, a gifted teacher, and a committed social activist. Bob was intellectually and personally engaged in the significant social justice issues of his time—civil rights, poverty, justice in the workplace, and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. An honorary member of the Yale clinical faculty, who moved his office into the clinic, Bob’s life and scholarship stand as models of the deep connections between theory and practice, between thought and action, and between law and justice.
Yale Law School has long been a leader in training legal educators. The Cover Fellowship Program explicitly provides for the training of clinical legal educators, who provide a crucial dimension of modern legal education.
About The Cover Fellowships
The Cover Fellowship Program seeks to attract lawyers with two to five years of practice (or equivalent experience) who are interested in a long-term career in law school clinical teaching. Each fellowship starts during the summer and lasts for two years, with a stipend of about $46,000 per year. One new Cover Fellow is selected each year.
The LSO Cover Fellowship Program provides time for research and writing as well as representing clients, community outreach, trainings and classes, and supervising students. Fellows typically choose to concentrate their work in one or two of the clinics offered by Yale Law School’s Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. Fellows are also encouraged to audit courses within the academic curriculum.
Fellows work with one or more civil clinics, which include immigration, housing, transactional and general civil law.
The Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law is a two-year position in the Yale Law School clinical program. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching.
The Robert M. Cover–Allard K. Lowenstein Fellowship in International Human Rights Law is a two-year position for lawyers with international human rights or other relevant experience who are interested in preparing for a career in human rights practice or human rights clinical teaching. The Fellow will help supervise the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and coordinate activities of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.
Yale Law School’s San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) and Robert M. Cover Fellowship Program offer a post-graduate fellowship for lawyers who are interested in a long-term career in law school clinical teaching or public lawyering. The Fellowship starts during the summer and lasts for one year, with a stipend of about $46,000 per year plus health benefits. One new SFALP Cover Fellow is selected each year.