Legal Priorities Project

Summer Research Fellowship


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Our mission is to conduct legal research that tackles the world’s most pressing problems. This currently leads us to focus on the protection of future generations.

Our annual Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) brings together outstanding law students, PhD candidates, and postdocs to carry out longtermist legal research. Over the course of 10 weeks, fellows work on their own research projects, attend lightning talks and social events, give presentations, and engage with LPP researchers and other participants. Fellows enjoy a highly interdisciplinary and friendly research environment, and work together with intellectually curious colleagues who deeply care about protecting the interests of future generations.

We are looking for up to 15 excellent graduate law students, PhD candidates, and postdocs who will join the Legal Priorities Project for a fixed period of 10 weeks. Students approaching the final year of a 5-year undergraduate law degree are also welcome to apply. Fellows will take the lead on a research project, with mentorship and support from LPP researchers. The expected output is a research article or similar on a question relevant to the long-term future in one of our focus areas.

The fellowship will take place between late May and early August and will include a 2-week symposium in Mexico City, presumably from July 12th to July 24th. Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,000, which includes travel expenses. The rest of the fellowship will be remote. If you are interested in carrying out longtermist legal research in fields such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, or institutional design, we invite you to apply.

If you think you could be a good fit for the program but are unsure if you would qualify, we strongly encourage you to simply apply, or get in touch with us at with your questions.

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2021-01-16

  • Category Long-Term Future
  • Created by Henry Stanley
  • Submitted 10 Dec
  • Last updated 10 Dec