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Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property

The 2016-2017 Jaharis Faculty Fellow position has been filled. Please check back for an update on the 2017-2018 application process and deadline.

About the fellowship

A new endowment at DePaul University College of Law will expand and strengthen scholarly and educational programs in an area where two dynamic legal fields are increasingly intersecting—intellectual property and health law. The Jaharis endowment funds a faculty fellowship program for scholars to create and disseminate scholarship and develop curricula at the intersection of these areas. The fellowship is designed to encourage scholars interested in entering a career in legal academia. The Jaharis Faculty Fellow will work with the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) and the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI) to support their endeavors.


The fellow will be expected to: 

  • Develop and teach new curricular offerings at the intersection of health law and IP
  • Write and present scholarly work in health law and IP
  • Supervise and advise LLM and MJ students in these areas
  • Support the work of CIPLIT® and JHLI

The appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of extending for one additional year.


  • JD degree 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Either relevant job experience or relevant scholarly work at the intersection of health law and IP
  • Other advanced degrees are preferred but not required 


To apply, please submit the following materials by email to Professor Wendy Netter Epstein,, with the subject line: Jaharis Fellow Application. Any questions should also be directed to Professor Epstein. 

  1. Curriculum vitae 
  2. Research agenda (including a description of research focus and short description of planned projects) 
  3. Teaching statement (including list of courses interested in teaching) 
  4. Writing sample 
  5. Law school and/or graduate school transcripts 
  6. Contact information for three references 

Decisions to be made on a rolling basis.

DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income, or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws.