DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELLOWSHIP AT THE LAW FACULTY OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
An exciting educational and legal practice-oriented opportunity for a young practicing lawyer from Central Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, the Caucasus or the Central Asian Republics with a deep interest in domestic violence legal issues (primarily against women and children) who works with or in a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with domestic violence in their country. She/he must be committed to continue working in the family violence field in their country after completing the fellowship.
The fellowship will bring the successful applicant to the Law Faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo (www.law.buffalo.edu) for four months – the Fall 2010 academic term (beginning September – middle of December 2010). The fellow will work with Professor Suzanne Tomkins, the Director of the Women, Children and Social Justice Law Clinic and her staff (http://law.buffalo.edu/familyviolence/) and Professor Isabel Marcus; the founder of this fellowship, participate in a law school class on Family Violence and be able to observe classes in Human Rights, Family Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Domestic Violence Fellow also will spend extensive time with officials in institutions (police, prosecutors, judges in Family Court, and the Integrated Domestic Violence Court), staff in agencies (the Family Justice Center, Child Protective Services and other social work agencies), advocates and organizers in NGOs working on family violence issues (women’s shelters and intervention programs for violent men), and staff in medical and mental health facilities.
The successful applicant will be awarded a round-trip airplane ticket, home hospitality with a host family, a stipend of $500 per month for food and other living expenses and books, and will have complete access to the UB law faculty and university libraries, computers, and data bases.
To apply for this fellowship, send as attachments to email@example.com NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2010:
- a letter of interest describing yourself including details of your work on domestic violence issues and the reasons you have applied for this fellowship;
- a letter of recommendation from your NGO with a description of its mission and your contribution to its work or from your present employer;
- two additional letters of recommendation (if possible from a law school professor and from practicing lawyers or judges who are familiar with your work). These letters must be on their official stationery and signed.
- a high level of fluency in English (including a statement of number of years of English language classes and practice).
This fellowship is funded by Professor Isabel Marcus in honor of her four grandchildren (Seth Liebowitz, Astra Liebowitz, Iris Pritchard, and Felix Pritchard).