The Judith M. Wright Fellowship was established in 2013 on the occasion of Ms. Wright's retirement as Director of the D'Angelo Law Library, in recognition of her forty years of service to the University of Chicago Law School. The Fellowship recognizes Ms. Wright's legacy as a mentor to generations of law librarians.
The Judith M. Wright Fellowship develops promising new professionals in academic law librarianship by supporting a career training program at the D'Angelo Law Library. The Fellowship provides a stipend to a law school or library science student or recent graduate selected for training at the D'Angelo Law Library for this Fellowship.
The Fellowship is intended to give candidates interested in law librarianship as a career an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in an academic law library setting. Fellows working in the D'Angelo Law Library under the guidance and supervision of the Law Library Director and other librarians will learn about the overall functions, policies and practices of the D'Angelo Law Library in both technical services and user services departments. In addition to participating in the daily work of a premier academic law library, Fellows will undertake and complete a project based on the needs and capabilities of the D'Angelo Law Library and the interests and prior experience of the Fellow.
2015: Kara Dunn, M.L.I.S. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); J.D. (University of Washington School of Law); B.A. (University of Washington)
2014: Taryn Marks, M.L.I.S., Certificate in Law Librarianship (University of Washington); J.D., LL.M. (Duke University School of Law); B.A. (University of Denver)
The Judith M. Wright Fellowship will provide a $4,000 stipend for a minimum of 6 weeks of full-time employment. Candidates should review the 2016 posting and application deadlines.
To apply for the Judith M. Wright Fellowship, please submit the following items:
Submit applications (email submission only) to:
Director of the D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago
Contributions are being accepted for the Judith M. Wright Fellowship. Checks should be payable to the University of Chicago and reference "in support of the Judith M. Wright Fellowship Fund." Please send checks to:
The Judith M. Wright Fellowship Fund
c/o Sheri Lewis
D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago
1121 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Online contributions may be submitted via the University of Chicago Law School's Online Giving Site. Select "Area of Giving: Other - Please Specify Below," and then fill in "Judith M. Wright Fellowship at the Law School."