Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Work On! Princeton law fellowships

The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, whose Director is our colleague Kim Lane Scheppele, is seeking applications from outstanding faculty, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges for up to 6 residential LAPA Fellowships to be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Past Fellows include many international or comparative law scholars, including a number of IntLawGrrls contributors: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (prior posts), Bernadette Atuahene (prior posts), Jeannine Bell (prior posts), Colin Dayan (prior posts), Laura Dickinson (prior posts), Mary L. Dudziak (prior posts), and Diane Orentlicher (prior posts).
Successful candidates for the 2013-2014 awards will conduct substantial research on topics broadly related to legal studies. Among the Fellows will be 5 general LAPA Fellows, plus 1 LAPA/Humanities Fellowship, for scholars at the early stages of their careers.
Applicants must have a doctorate, J.D., or equivalent postgraduate degree.
Details and the online application form are available here. Deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, November 5, 2012.

1 comment:

ObiterJ said...

Thurgood Marshall - in my view one of the "greats"

It is now almost 40 years since the Supreme Court of the USA decided Furman v Georgia 408 US 238 (1972). In this case, Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall said:

"No nation in the recorded history of man has a greater tradition of revering justice and fair treatment for all its citizens in times of turmoil, confusion, and tension than ours. This is a country which stands tallest in troubled times, a country that clings to fundamental principles, cherishes its constitutional heritage, and rejects simple solutions that compromise the values that lie at the roots of our democratic system.

In striking down capital punishment, this Court does not malign our system of government. On the contrary, it pays homage to it. Only in a free society could right triumph in difficult times, and could civilization record its magnificent advancement. In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute. We achieve “a major milestone in the long road up from barbarism” and join the approximately 70 other jurisdictions in the world which celebrate their regard for civilization and humanity by shunning capital punishment."

Since 9/11 how the fundamental values of justice have been compromised by government.

Also, still a vast distance to travel to rid the USA of the death penalty.