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Call for Applications: ​​Clifford Scholar-in-Residence (Fall 2023)

In Fall 2023, DePaul College of Law will host a rising star in civil justice as the fourth annual Clifford Scholar-in-Residence. This program complements the Clifford Symposium, which has successfully brought together leading civil justice scholars for almost 30 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 will continue the tradition of developing up-and-coming civil justice scholars. Last year’s honoree was Professor Pamela Bookman of Fordham Law School. The 2023 Clifford Scholar will be selected by a committee of leading civil justice professors chaired by Professor Stephan Landsman (DePaul College of Law and Brooklyn Law School).

DePaul College of Law will host the Clifford Scholar for 1-2 days during Fall 2023. The Scholar will participate in classes and faculty activities commensurate with their areas of expertise, culminating in a presentation of interest to the entire DePaul community. This presentation will feature the Clifford Scholar and a response by a visiting senior commentator. Invitees will include academics, alumni, practitioners and students.

Preference will be given to full-time tenure-track or tenured law professors, 5-10 years into their scholarly careers and with the potential to become nationally recognized scholars in civil justice.   

An honorarium of $10,000 will be paid to the selected Scholar in addition to travel expenses. 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • ​CV
  • Cover letter describing your interest in civil justice, your most recent scholarly work and the proposed topic for your public presentation

Please submit these materials no later than July 25, 2023, to