The Hans Linde Fellowship was established in 2012 and each year provides a stipend to a second- or third-year UO Law student who is actively interested in addressing legal problems that extend beyond national or state borders.
For this inaugural year, the fellowship will be available for the 2013 spring semester and will provide a stipend of $2500. Applications are due by 3 p.m. on January 14, 2013.
For academic year 2013-14, applications will be due in August 2013. The term of the fellowship will be the full academic year, and will carry a stipend of $4,000.
Students conducting research for a class or for the writing requirement are excellent candidates for the fellowship. Preference may be given for students researching public interest issues in private law such as labor, employment, business or family.
Application and Selection
Applications are now open for the 2012-13 academic year. Students should submit a 700-word essay on their interest and proposed legal scholarship on an issue that extends beyond traditional jurisdictional boundaries and therefore must be addressed by multiple jurisdictions or multistate or multinational institutions. Students should identify and secure approval from a faculty supervisor for the research. The essay should be submitted, along with a resume, to Margaret Hallock, Director, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, 220A Knight Law Center.
Applications for Spring 2013 are due 3 p.m. on January 14, 2013, and will be reviewed in January 2013.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Hans Linde Fellow will be part of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and participate, to the extent practicable and feasible, in the life of the Morse Center. The Hans Linde Fellow will give an informal seminar on his/her research or participate in one appropriate event during the fellowship year. The Wayne Morse Center will oversee the selection process and financial and logistical issues and welcome the Linde Fellow as part of the Morse Center. The fellow will be responsible for securing a faculty advisor to provide oversight for the research, as is traditional for the writing requirement.
About the Fellowship
The Linde Project endowment was established to foster inquiry and discussion concerning the law, operations and future development of multi-jurisdictional institutions that can address problems that extend beyond traditional borders. The Linde Project is situated within the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and guided by the law school dean and the center director.
The fellowship is in honor of Hans Linde, former Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics and currently the Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Willamette University College of Law. He served as a justice of the Oregon Supreme Court from 1977 to 1990, and is a former professor of law at the University of Oregon. His publications include a course book on legislative and administrative processes and more than 75 articles, lecturers, and reviews. He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.