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Harvard Law School has many opportunities available for its students and graduates who want to become law professors, including one-on-one advising, workshops, and many other resources, which can be found on the Law Teaching Advising section of the HLS website. These efforts include Summer Academic Fellowships to allow current students to develop their research. It also includes a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) program, which offers those with significant legal practice experience the chance to make the transition to law school teaching. HLS also offers a large number of residential academic fellowships for those moving toward a career as law professors. HLS has also offered a Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, a non-residential fellowship that allows HLS graduates to have access to legal research resources. We also offer a wide array of options of joint, coordinated, and concurrent degree programs.
To view a short film about becoming a law professor at HLS, starring former Dean and now Justice Elena Kagan, along with current Dean Martha Minow and Professors Jon Hanson, Randall Kennedy, Charles Ogletree, Jed Shugerman, Elizabeth Warren, and many others, click here.
HLS residential academic fellows use their time here to prepare for entry-level law teaching jobs by undertaking original research and writing and becoming members of the community of HLS and Harvard University scholars.
To learn more about these programs -- and the school's overall commitment to law teaching and research -- contact Akiba Covitz, HLS's Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a non-HLS student or graduate and are interested in applying for an entry-level position here at Harvard, please use the Association of American Law Schools and their Faculty Appointments Register. Thank you.
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