Academic Fellowships

Call for Fellows – Fall 2021 – Learn more here.

The Center plays a key role in creating the next generation of academics who will do important research and teaching on the legal profession as well as in facilitating the work of established scholars and practitioners by providing them a platform and a home. Since 2006 the Center has run an Academic Fellowship program that brings post-doctoral/post-J.D. fellows to the HLS for a two year, in-resident fellowship to conduct their own research and to assist the Center’s faculty and staff on our research. Our research fellows have come from a number of academic backgrounds, including law, sociology, international relations/political science, economics, psychology, and organizational behavior. These young scholars have gone on to faculty positions at major universities in the United States, India, Korea, and Canada.

Please email Bryon Fong ([email protected]) for more information. If you are looking for student fellowship opportunities, visit our 2022 call for student fellows here. 

Academic Fellows—2006-present

Michele DeStefano (2006-2009) – Professor of Law, University of Miami; Founder & Executive Director, LawWithoutWalls

Sean Williams (2007-2009) – Scott Baldwin Research Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law

Gabriele Plickert (2008-2011) – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cal Poly – Pomona

Young-Kyu Kim (2008-2010) – Assistant Professor of Management, Korea University Business School

Swethaa Ballakrishnen (2008-2010) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine  

Cory Way (2010-2012) – Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Mihaela Papa (2010-2013) – Assistant Director, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School; Lecturer in Global Governance, Tufts University

Daniel Ambrosini (2011-2013) –Assistant Professor of Psychology, McMaster College (Canada)

Pavan Mamidi (2011-2013) –Director, Centre for Experimental Social Sciences, FLAME University

Nick Robinson (2013-2016) –Legal Advisor, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

John Bliss (2016-2018) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Denver