Global Practitioner in Residence Program

Stanford Law School is very pleased to issue a call for applications for our Global Practitioner in Residence program. The program awards one leading practitioner in the field of human rights, rule of law or law and development the opportunity to spend one academic quarter at Stanford Law School as a practitioner-in-residence.

The practitioner-in-residence will have the opportunity to collaborate with thought leaders and connect with program resources throughout the law school and university, as well as share strategies with social justice leaders throughout the Bay Area. The opportunity would be ideally suited for someone who is at an inflection point in her career, and has a research or strategic planning project that would benefit from being housed in an academic environment.

The practitioner-in-residence will be expected to take on some teaching responsibilities, to be shaped by the practitioner’s interest and expertise.  The practitioner-in-residence period will take place during the Winter Quarter of 2018 (the months of January, February and March) subject to the schedule of the individual selected.

The program will cover travel and living costs for the academic quarter as well as a modest stipend.

The practitioner will be selected by the Dean of Stanford Law School in consultation with staff of the Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law. Criteria for selection will include:

1. Demonstrated impact in a relevant field of work

2. Timeliness of practitioner's proposed project

3. Practitioner's relationship with an established NGO or other entity that will provide ongoing support for the project and work

4. Impact the opportunity could have on the proposed project and the practitioner’s personal and career development

5. Synergies and opportunities for leverage with faculty research and the research agenda of others programs and centers at Stanford Law School and University.

6. Extent to which the practitioner is a compelling mentor and resource for Stanford Law School’s students

Please see below for application details and send applications by August 11, 2017 to Titi Liu, Director of International Public Interest Initiatives, John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School via email:

Decisions will be announced by the end of September 2017. More information here.