Fellowship Eligibility

Fellowship cohorts will be comprised of up to three teams of 2 fellows each, made up of experienced law school administrators, faculty members, or other similarly situated and experienced professionals.

Criteria for fellowship team composition:

  • Required:
    • 2 people
    • At least one member who is employed by an ABA-approved law school
    • At least one member with relevant policy setting authority within their institution
    • At least one member with access to a pool of study subjects and relevant data
    • At least one member with extensive insight and expertise in an area that is relevant to the topical strand on which the proposed Capstone focuses
  • Encouraged:
    • At least one member affiliated with a law school that serves large numbers of underrepresented students
    • At least one member with knowledge of empirical research methods
    • Team members representing different departments within law school and/or central university

Criteria for each member of fellowship team:

  • Required:
    • Commitment and ability to participate for length of fellowship
  • Encouraged:
    • Experience working with students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
    • Ability to host one 2-day, in-person fellowship meeting at home institution


Please feel free to send questions about the fellowship to PLEDGE@southerneducation.org