Fellowship program at Cornell Law Library

Originally posted on Int-Law - International Law Librarians List

The Cornell Law Library is now accepting applications for the Bitner Research Fellows Program. The Bitner Research Fellowship for foreign law librarians offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience American law librarianship, learn the American legal system, and network with professional librarians to create life-lasting personal and professional connections. Intended to foster professional development, the fellowship is tailored to each fellow's area of interest. Bitner Research Fellows are provided with exposure to Cornell Law Library's excellent resources, and the expertise of its professional librarians, while learning about advanced legal research in a global context. Fellows are selected by the library education committee based upon the current needs of Cornell Law Library and upon the eligibility guidelines.


The Fellowship is made possible through an endowment in honor of the late Professor Harry Bitner, Cornell Law Librarian (1965-76) by his family, Lorraine and Richard Gilden. Fellows will be provided with meals and lodging for the duration of the Fellowship and will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $2,000.


1. Applicants must be current law librarians with an MLIS or equivalent graduate degree and a JD or foreign equivalent (or a minimum of 5 years' experience in law libraries in lieu of a JD); and 

2. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years' professional library experience.

For more information, see the Fellows Program website. Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2015.


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