December 11, 2013 -- The Williams Institute’s Law Teaching Fellowship Programs recently marked 10 years of success in nurturing and training fellows and placing them in tenure-track positions throughout the country. To date, the 10 fellows who have completed the program have received tenure-track positions, and five of these fellows have already received tenure. The fellows have taught sexuality law at 15 law schools in 10 states, have received prizes for their teaching and their scholarship, and have impacted not only the students enrolled in their courses but also the law school, the broader community and the national academic and public discussion on LGBT issues.
The fellowship programs were the idea of UCLA’s former academic dean, David Sklansky, who proposed the idea during a lunch with Bill Rubenstein, the founding faculty chair of the Williams Institute. The fellowships were established to help recent law school graduates pursue academic careers in the field of law and sexuality. The William Institute currently has three fellows in residence, and the selection of the program’s 14th fellow was recently completed.
To learn more about the law teaching fellowships, please visit www.williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu.