Type all responses and answer all questions fully. Do not include supplementary material
(such as books you have written); it will not be reviewed if sent. Do not mail your
application in a binder or package it in any elaborate way. Use a paper clip or binder
clip to hold the pages together. Applicants will be notified when their complete application
has been received.
If you prefer mailing your application, you may print the PDF version (download: size 280 KB),
type all the responses and answers, and mail your application to:
Supreme Court Fellows Program
Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, D.C. 20543
Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by the
November 14, 2014, deadline.
Note: Required fields are in yellow.
How did you hear about the Supreme Court Fellows Program?
Please answer the following questions. Explain any questions answered YES,
including appropriate details and resolution, in the explanatory text box below.
(All questions are required.)
I know and understand that any or all items contained herein may be reviewed by
representatives of the Commission, including former Supreme Court fellows, and, if I
become a finalist, are subject to investigation or verification by duly accredited
investigators of the federal government.
Please attach your resume below. Your resume MUST be in
either PDF or Microsoft WORD format. Include the
Please attach an original research proposal on a legal topic of scholarly interest,
limited to 1,000 words. The proposal should indicate which of the four sponsoring
offices would be the appropriate venue to conduct your research. We will evaluate
your proposal as indicative of your professional interests and your potential for
producing useful scholarship during the fellowship. Although the topic you choose
should reflect your primary interests, it will not determine your placement among
the four offices or prevent you from being considered by all four of the sponsoring
offices. Your Proposal MUST be in either PDF or Microsoft WORD format.
Please reproduce the Candidate
Evaluation form that is part of this application and and give it to two persons who will
provide references on your behalf. References should have direct knowledge of your qualifications
and character. Each reference should send the evaluation directly to the program. Letters of
recommendation must be received or postmarked by the November 14, 2014, deadline. Your
application cannot be considered without these references.
In the space below, list the names and contact information for the individuals submitting candidate
evaluations on your behalf.
"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