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Call for Applications: ​​Clifford Scholar-in-Residence (Autumn 2024)


In Autumn 2024, DePaul College of Law will host a rising star in civil justice as the 5th 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, 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. Past scholars include Zachary Clopton (Northwestern), Maria Glover (Georgetown), Pamela Bookman (Fordham) and Seth Katsuya Endo (Seattle). The 2024 Clifford Scholar will be selected by a committee of leading civil justice professors, led by Professor Stephan Landsman (DePaul and Brooklyn).

DePaul College of Law will host the Clifford Scholar for 1-2 days during Autumn 2024. The Scholar will participate in classes and faculty activities commensurate with their area(s) of expertise, culminating in a presentation of interest to the DePaul community. 

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

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

To apply, please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing:
    • Your interest in civil justice
    • Your most recent scholarly work
    • The proposed topic for your public presentation
Please submit these materials no later than Monday, August 19, 2024, to