The Supreme Court Fellows Program

The Supreme Court Fellows Program

Supreme Court of the United States is pleased to announce its Fellows Program for U.S. citizens who hold a J.D. or other post-graduate degree. The program offers mid-career professionals, recent law school graduates, and doctoral degree holders from the law and political science field an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals to contribute to the administration of justice at a national level. The fellows will get a chance to work with one of four federal judiciary agencies for a year-long appointment in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court is the highest tribunal in the nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. The Court stands as the final arbiter of the law and guardian of constitutional liberties.

Eligibility:

  • Only applicants who are U.S. citizens and hold a J.D. or other post-graduate degree will be considered.
  • The Commission is especially interested in candidates who are completing or have recently completed at least one judicial clerkship and anticipate pursuing careers in the academy or public service.
  • The Supreme Court Fellows Program is a residential fellowship, in that fellows, are required to be in residence full-time in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

How to Apply:

The applying process is completely on-line. You can apply through the given link:

https://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/application.aspx

Supporting Documents:

  • Attach your Resume. Your Resume must be in either PDF or Microsoft Word format.
  • Attach an original research proposal of not more than 1,000 words on a legal topic of scholarly interest.
  • Letters of recommendation

Award:

  • The Supreme Court Fellows Commission selects four talented individuals to work for one of four federal judiciary agencies for a year-long appointment in Washington, D.C.:
  1. Supreme Court of the United States
  2. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  3. Federal Judicial Center
  4. U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • All Fellows gain practical experience in judicial administration, policy development, and education. They also benefit from time to study and write, and a vantage point from which to develop an academic research agenda.

Application Deadline:

The completed application packet must be submitted online by November 4, 2016.

Link for More Information:

https://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/

Contact Information:

You can write your question by using the given link: https://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/contact_fellows.aspx

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