About the Fellowship
Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law is a two-year Fellowship designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice experience who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic ("WIRAC"). The Fellow's responsibilities include representing WIRAC clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching WIRAC classes, and working on one's own scholarship. In addition, the Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester experimental program for first-year students, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations. The principal supervisors for the position are Professors Muneer Ahmad, Marisol Orihuela, and Michael Wishnie.
The current Fellow is Kirby Tyrrell.