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Chadwick Constitutional Education Fellowships

The Chadwick Constitutional Education Fellowships were established to foster an understanding of the role of law, lawyers, and the Constitution in American Society. Fellows will design a curriculum, help draft a legal problem, and work with high school students to prepare an oral argument. Students from the classes of 2018 and 2019 are eligible to apply. Applications for (two) Chadwick Constitutional Education Fellowships are being accepted through October 31, 2017. See the Announcement and Application for more information.

Chadwick Constitutional Education Fellowship Announcement and Application (.pdf)

The Family Health Law and Policy Institute Fellowships for Academic Year 2017-18

Please return completed applications to the financial aid office. If you have questions regarding either of these positions, please contact Professor Dana Harrington Conner, director of the Delaware Civil Clinic at dlharringtonconner@widener.edu. Deadline for application is May 31, 2017.

Domestic Violence Research and Advocacy Fellowship (.pdf)

Available to a rising first or second year law student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, a commitment to stopping domestic violence, and an interest in pro bonoservice. Selection is based on a commitment to service and public advocacy. The Fellowship is available to a Delaware law student rising into the second or third year of law school. It is anticipated that the student will devote 12-15 hours each week during both the fall and the spring semesters to research, advocacy, and outreach in the area of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Community Awareness Project Student Coordinator (.pdf)

The student coordinator position is available to a Delaware law student rising into the second or third year of law school. It is anticipated that the student coordinator will devote approximately 10 to 12 hours each week during both the fall and spring semesters. The student coordinator will recruit, train, and manage student volunteers who will interact directly with members of the community, educating them about the legal rights of domestic violence survivors. The Student Coordinator must be available during business hours on Fridays during the academic year. The faculty coordinator will contact applicants for an in-person interview.

The Institute of Corporate and Business Law Fellowships

John F. Schmutz Corporate and Business Law Institute Fellowship

Through the generosity of John F. Schmutz, Esquire, member of the Law School Board of Overseers and former General Counsel of the DuPont Company, and his wife Eileen, the Institute of Corporate and Business Law is pleased to be able to offer the John F. Schmutz Corporate and Business Law Institute Fellowship Award to a student who is either (a) a member of the board or staff of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, or (b) enrolled in the Business Organizations Law Certificate Program.

The Award carries with it a stipend, as well as the opportunity to participate in significant Institute activities, as described more fully below.

The recipient of the Award will be expected to:
(a) attend and assist with major Institute functions such as the Pileggi lecture, and the Ruby R. Vale Corporate Moot Court Competition;
(b) assist with the development and publication (print and online) of a newsletter about Institute activities and current issues; and
(c) assist with occasional research assistance for Institute faculty, as approved by the Institute Director.

Instructions for application will be provided by Professor Lawrence Hamermesh, the Institute Director, in the spring.

Wolcott Fellowships

The Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellowship is the only fellowship program in American legal education that offers students an opportunity to serve as a clerk for a justice of the Delaware Supreme Court or the Delaware Court of Chancery. Awarded to only five students each year, this prestigious fellowship also provides academic credit and a scholarship grant.