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2013-2014 Supreme Court Fellows

George Everly, III George Everly, III is the 2013-2014 Fellow assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Mr. Everly joins the Fellows Program from the United States Senate, where he serves as Counsel for the Committee on the Budget. He graduated cum laude from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland with a B.A. in Economics and History and earned an M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Mr. Everly also earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was Senior Editor of the Maryland Journal of International Law. Prior to his time in the Senate, Mr. Everly gained federal and state government internship experience at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Maryland Court of Appeals with Judge Clayton Greene, Jr., and a national trade association. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, including his most recent work focusing on sovereign wealth funds and shareholder democratization. Mr. Everly is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and was selected to participate in the Stennis Emerging Congressional Staff Leaders Program. Mr. Everly will spend the fellowship year in the Office of Judges’ Programs.

Michael L. Shenkman Michael L. Shenkman is the 2013-2014 Fellow assigned to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Shenkman joins the Fellows Program from Columbia Law School, where he is a Fellow of the Center for Law and Politics and a Lecturer-in-Law. In this role, he has taught courses on federal government ethics and federal government lawyering while serving as the founding director of Columbia Law School’s externship program in Washington, D.C. Mr. Shenkman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in History and earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and served as a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Before joining the Columbia Law School faculty, Mr. Shenkman taught courses in political science at Yale College and at the University of California Washington Center and was a teaching fellow at Harvard College. He clerked for Judge Kenneth M. Karas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Shenkman also has served in various capacities with the U.S. Department of Justice, including Senior Counsel in the Office of Legal Policy. He is vice president and a director of the Robert T. Matsui Foundation for Public Service. Mr. Shenkman will spend the fellowship year in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice.

Dawinder S. Sidhu Dawinder S. Sidhu is the 2013-2014 Fellow assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission. Mr. Sidhu joins the Fellows Program from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, national security, civil rights, and civic education. He earned a B.A., with honors, in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from The George Washington University. Before joining the University of New Mexico School of Law, Mr. Sidhu taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law, held research and fellowship posts at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Stanford University, worked as a staff attorney in the policy arm of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, and clerked for The Honorable David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. He co-authored a book on post-9/11 civil rights of Sikh-Americans, and his shorter writings have been published by the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. A native of Potomac, Maryland, Mr. Sidhu is a graduate of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Mr. Sidhu will join the support staff of the Sentencing Commission for his fellowship year.

Stephanie Tai Stephanie Tai is the 2013-2014 Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. Ms. Tai joins the Supreme Court Fellows Program from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she teaches courses on administrative law, environmental law, legislation, and food safety law. After graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry and minor in literature from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ms. Tai received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tufts University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin Law School faculty, Ms. Tai was a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. She has written numerous articles and books and is a regular lecturer on Food Safety and Environmental Law issues. Ms. Tai was formerly a member of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Environmental Law and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Decision-Making Under Uncertainty. She currently serves on the Midwest Environmental Advocates Board of Advisors. Ms. Tai will join the Research Division of the Federal Judicial Center.

"It would not be hyperbole to describe the Supreme Court Fellows Program as a life-changing experience."

James Oleson
Chief counsel, Criminal Law Policy staff, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts