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Fellow and Scholar Programs

The ABF is committed to fostering the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. For over 30 years, the ABF has supported fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate, and undergraduate students. Today, the fellowships have expanded into a robust program that encourages significant and original research.

View a list of our current fellows to learn more about their work.

2020 Fellowships Brochure

All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF's offices in Chicago. Fellowship opportunities vary from year to year.

Faculty Scholars 

The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program: This program brings together cohorts of faculty scholars in order to support their research, mentor their progress, and build intellectual relationships needed to grow the access to justice field. By facilitating the translation of research into practice, the program will generate more effective approaches to improve justice for all. Learn more

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The ABF/NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Encouraging original and significant empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality. Learn more

The ABF/AccessLex Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Supporting scholars who are studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal and higher education.  Learn more

Doctoral Fellowships

The ABF Doctoral Fellows in December 2018

ABF Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law & Inequality: Encouraging original and significant empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality. Learn more 

ABF/Northwestern University Doctoral Fellowship Program: Fostering original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions. Learn more

ABF/AccessLex Institute Doctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education: Supporting emerging scholars who are studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal or higher education. Learn more

Undergraduate Fellowships

The Undergraduate Research Fellows in June 2019

ABF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program: Introducing undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.  Learn more



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