Tulane Law School provides support for the next generation of legal scholars through its fellowship programs.
The Forrester Fellowship program is designed for individuals who plan to apply for tenure-track law faculty positions. The persons selected for the positions will teach in the first-year legal writing program and will be expected to participate in scholarly activities at the law school, including faculty workshops. Fellows are generally appointed to a one-year term with the possibility of a one-year renewal.
This position is designed for scholars focusing on regulation of economic activity very broadly construed (including, for example, research with a methodical or analytical focus relevant to scholars of regulation). It is also designed for individuals who plan to apply for tenure-track law school positions during the second year of the professorship. The position is supported by the Murphy Institute at Tulane, an interdisciplinary unit specializing in political economy and ethics that draws faculty from the economics, philosophy, history, and political science departments.
The Yongxiong Fellowship is designed for promising scholars who plan to apply for tenure-track law school positions. The Yongxiong Fellow teaches a required course in U.S. legal research and writing to a cohort of LLM students at Tulane Law School under the auspices of the Yongxiong-Tulane Center for International Credit Law. The Fellow also teaches one upper-level course in a topic relating to financial markets, banking or credit law. The Fellow is appointed to a two-year term. The Fellow is full-time faculty in the law school and is encouraged to participate in all aspects of the intellectual life of the school.