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Call For Applications: Fall 2021 Clifford Scholar-in-Residence

​In Fall 2021, DePaul University College of Law will host a rising star in civil justice as the second annual Clifford Scholar-in-Residence. This program complements the Clifford Symposium, which has successfully brought together leading civil justice scholars for over 25 years to share ideas and publish their work. In some years (most recently in 2019), the Clifford Symposium has highlighted “rising stars," who have presented their work with in-depth commentary from senior scholars.

The Clifford Scholar-in-Residence Program continues the tradition of developing up-and-coming civil justice scholars. The inaugural Clifford Scholar was Professor Zachary Clopton of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Scholars are selected by a committee of leading civil justice professors, and this year, the committee consists of Professors Stephan Landsman (DePaul College of Law and Brooklyn Law School), Catherine Sharkey (NYU), David Hyman (Georgetown) and Shari Diamond (Northwestern).  

DePaul College of Law will host the Clifford Scholar for two to three days during Fall 2021. He or she will participate in classes and faculty activities commensurate with his or her areas of expertise, culminating in a presentation to the entire DePaul community. This presentation will feature a presentation by the Clifford Scholar, as well as a response by a visiting senior commentator.  Invitees would include academics, practitioners and students.  The DePaul Law Review would publish the Scholar's paper (or an edited annotated transcript of the presentation and commentary).

Preference will be given to full-time, tenure-track or tenured law professors, five to 10 years into his or her scholarly career with the potential to become a nationalized recognized scholar in civil justice.  

An honorarium of $10,000 is paid to the selected scholar-in-residence, in addition to travel expenses.

Please submit a CV and a cover letter (describing your interest and most recent work) by May 3, 2021 to