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Current and Past Fellows

2018-2019 Supreme Court Fellows

LILIA ALVAREZ, Supreme Court of the United States

ELIZABETH H. JONES, Federal Judicial Center

L. RAYMOND SUN, U.S. Sentencing Commission

ABIGAIL B. WILLIE, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Supreme Court Fellow Program Alumni

 2013 - 2017


PARKER DOUGLAS (S.Ct.): Senior Counsel, Institute for Free Speech, Alexandria, VA

SMITA E. GHOSH (USSC): Research Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

MARY S. HOOPES (FJC): Director of Research, Berkeley Judicial Institute, Berkeley Law, Berkeley, CA

PROF. MATTHEW G. SIPE (AO): Visiting Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC


CARYN DEVINS (AO): Office of the Federal Defender (W.D.N.C.), Charlotte, NC

PROF. CHERYL A. KEARNEY (S.Ct.): Permanent Professor and Department Head for the Department of Political Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

VALERIE M. NANNERY (FJC): Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

PROF. CHRISTINE S. SCOTT-HAYWARD (USSC): Assistant Professor of Law, Criminology, and Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach, CA


JAYME HERSCHKOPF (FJC): Office of the General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

DEBRA A. PERLIN (S.Ct): Director of Policy, Development, and Programming, American Constitution Society, Washington, D.C.

PATRICK A. WOODS (USSC): Assistant Solicitor General, Division of Appeals & Opinions, Office of the New York Attorney General, Albany, NY

AMELIA G. YOWELL (AO): Associate (Appellate, Constitutional, and Administrative Law Group), King & Spalding LLP, Washington, D.C.


MATTHEW A. AXTELL (FJC): Assistant Counsel for Environmental Law, Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

ISRA J. BHATTY (USSC): Attorney, Washington, D.C.

ZACHARY D. KAUFMAN (AO): Senior Fellow, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA

DEREK A. WEBB (S.Ct): Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C.


GEORGE EVERLY III (AO): Federal Government, Washington, D.C.

MICHAEL L. SHENKMAN (S.Ct): Special Assistant, Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.

PROF. DAWINDER "DAVE" S. SIDHU (USSC): University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM

PROF. STEPHANIE TAI (FJC): University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI

 2008 - 2012


PROF. MICHELLE GHETTI (AO): Deputy Solicitor General, Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, LA

WASEEM IQBAL (USSC): Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations, San Francisco, CA

PROF. STEPHANIE NEWBOLD (S.Ct.): School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

PROF. S.I. STRONG (FJC): University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


MICHAEL F. DUGGAN (S.Ct.): Federal Government, Washington, D.C.

PROF. TODD HAUGH (USSC): Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN

MILENA SANCHEZ DE BOADO (FJC): Justice Advisor, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State, Bogota, Colombia

JULIE YAP (AO): Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sacramento, CA


APRIL CHRISTINE (S.Ct.): Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Washington, D.C.

PROF. RYAN ROWBERRY (FJC): Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA

HOLLY SELLERS (AO): Attorney Advisor, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.

JAMES TYSSE (USSC): Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Washington, D.C.


MELISSA AUBIN (S.Ct.): Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland, OR

TIMOTHY AVERILL (AO): Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

IRINA AXELROD-ANGRES (FJC): Attorney, Law Offices of Angres & Axelrod, Ltd., Reno, NV

STEPHEN VANCE (USSC): Attorney Advisor, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.


MELISSA AUBIN (S.Ct.): Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland, OR

TIMOTHY AVERILL (AO): Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

BENJI MCMURRAY (USSC): Assistant Federal Public Defender, Utah Federal Defender Office, Salt Lake City, UT

SHAWNA WILSON (FJC): Senior Rule of Law Advisor, Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

 2003 - 2007


CAROLYN A. DUBAY (S.Ct.): Executive Director, North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission, Raleigh, NC

MONICA FENNELL (AO): Pro Bono Manager, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, IN

KARYN KENNY (USSC): Resident Legal Advisor, U.S. Embassy Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ELIZABETH MURRILL (FJC): Solicitor General, Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, LA


PROF. LAUREN BELL (USSC): Dean of Academic Affairs, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

JOHN DOMURAD (AO): Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, Albany NY

PROF. JON GOULD (FJC): American University, Washington, D.C.

PROF. TERENCE LAU (S.Ct.): Dean, California State University Chico College of Business, Chico, CA


EMERY LEE (AO): Senior Researcher, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.

PROF. DAVID NERSESSIAN (S.Ct.): Accounting and Law Division, Babson College, Wellesley, MA

MELANIE PEYSER (FJC): Director, Strategy & Innovation, Tetra Tech DPK, San Francisco, CA 

REGINA STONE-HARRIS (USSC): Instructor, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX


PROF. CARMEN GONZALEZ (FJC): Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA

JAMES OLESON (AO): Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

PROF. CATHERINE ŠEVČENKO (S.Ct.): Associate Director of Litigation, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Washington, D.C.; George Mason School of Law, Arlington, VA

ALISON WEIR (USSC): Chief of Policy and Research, National Diaper Bank Network, New Haven, CT


LINDA BISHAI (FJC): Senior Program Officer, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

SCOTT N. CARLSON (USSC): Director, Europe and Eurasia Region, and Democracy and Governance Steward, Chemonics International, Washington, D.C.

MATTHEW S. DUCHESNE (S.Ct.): Manager of Native American and International Affairs Programs, Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, D.C.

PROF. STEVEN S. GENSLER (AO): University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK

 1998 - 2002


NATACHA BLAIN (FJC): Board Director, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C.

LORRY M. FENNER (Colonel, Ret.) (S.Ct.): Intelligence Strategic Advisor, National Security Analysis Group, MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

PROF. DANIEL A. KRAUSS (USSC): Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

HELEN C. TRAINOR (AO): Former Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL


PROF. LOUIS M. AUCOIN (AO): International Consultant, Boston, MA

PROF. PETER BOWAL (S.Ct.): University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

KARL BROOKS (USSC): Director, Executive Master in Public Leadership Program, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

PROF. PATRICIA L. SHAUGHNESSY (FJC): Department of Law, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden


L. KARL BRANTING (AO): Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer, The MITRE Corporation, Annapolis Junction, MD

PROF. JENNIFER S. DIASCRO (USSC): Associate Academic Director, University of California Washington Center (UCDC), Washington, D.C.

PROF. JILL E. EVANS (FJC): Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL

PROF. BARRY T. RYAN (S.Ct.): Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, International Technological University, San Jose, CA


AMIE L. CLIFFORD (USSC): Education Coordinator, South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination, Columbia, SC

PROF. RICHARD E. MENDALES (AO): Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC

PROF. MARK C. MILLER (S.Ct.): Director of the Law and Society Program, Clark University, Worcester, MA


PROF. MARY L. CLARK (FJC): Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C.

PROF. PAUL E. FIORELLI (USSC): Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

NANCY G. MILLER (AO): Associate General Counsel, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C.

PROF. CHRISTIE S. WARREN (S.Ct.): College of William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA

 1993 - 1997


ROBERT P. CLAYMAN (FJC): Executive Director, Massachusetts Judges Conference, Salem, MA

PROF. DAVID T. PIMENTEL (AO): College of Law, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

PROF. HARRY L. POHLMAN (S.Ct.): Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA


SIRKKA A. KAUFFMAN (FJC): Retired, Brattleboro, VT

PROF. HARRY L. POHLMAN (S.Ct.): Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

HON. MARK SYSKA (AO): Administrative Judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Philadelphia, PA

ELIZABETH C. WOODCOCK (USSC): Assistant Attorney General, New Hampshire Dept. of Justice, Concord, NH


PAUL W. "WHIT" COBB, JR. (AO): SVP and General Counsel, PAE, Arlington, VA

PROF. R. BARRY RUBACK (USSC): Department of Sociology, Penn State University, University Park, PA

ALEXANDER WOHL (S.Ct.): Speechwriter to the Commmissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.


ROBERT P. DEYLING (AO): Assistant General Counsel, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.

PROF. BARBARA A. PERRY (S.Ct.): Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

SARAH L. WILSON (FJC): Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.


PROF. MARK R. BROWN (S.Ct.): Capital University, Columbus, OH

ROSANN GREENSPAN (USSC): Executive Director, University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Law & Society, Berkeley, CA

SUSAN MCCOIN (FJC): Former Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

HARVEY RISHIKOF (AO): Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.

 1988 - 1992


PROF. MARGARET G. FARRELL (FJC): Fulbright Foundation and American University, Washington, D.C.

SUSAN M. KUZMA (USSC): Deputy Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

MARJORIE S. MCCOY (S.Ct.): Retired, New York Court of Appeals, Albany, NY

MARC J. ROSENBLUM (AO): Retired, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.


PROF. EMERITUS JONATHAN L. ENTIN (FJC): Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

*PROF. JEFFREY JACKSON (AO): Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS

PROF. JANICE SUMLER-EDMOND (S.Ct.): Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX


PROF. ANTHONY M. CHAMPAGNE (FJC): University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

ROBERT S. PECK (AO): President, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC, New York, NY

PROF. MARY F. RADFORD (S.Ct.): Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA


PROF. ROBERT P. GEORGE (S.Ct.): Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

G. KEVIN JONES (AO): Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, Salt Lake City, UT

PROF. LINDA S. MULLENIX (FJC): University of Texas Law School, Austin, TX


PROF. VINCENT R. JOHNSON (S.Ct.): St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX

PROF. LANE V. SUNDERLAND (FJC): Knox College, Galesburg, IL

 1983 - 1987


ALBERT M. PEARSON (S.Ct.): Arbitrator, Mediator and Special Master, JAMS Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

PROF. JUDY B. SLOAN (FJC): Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA



THOMAS S. HODSON (S.Ct.): Partner and Vice President, Eslocker, Hodson & Oremus, L.P.A., Athens, OH


PROF. THOMAS E. BAKER (S.Ct.): Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL

SUSAN M. OLSON (FJC): Executive Officer, Law and Society Association, Salt Lake City, UT

PROF. IRA P. ROBBINS (FJC): American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.


PROF. SAUL M. KASSIN (FJC): John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

PROF. EMERITUS DOUGLAS D. MCFARLAND (S.Ct.): Mitchell | Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN

PROF. DORIS MARIE PROVINE (FJC): Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


PROF. DONALD H. J. HERMANN (AO): DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL

HON. SUSAN M. LEESON (S.Ct.): Senior Judge/Staff Mediator, Oregon Federal District Court, Portland, OR; Retired Justice, Oregon Supreme Court

 1978 - 1982


*PROF. JULIE HORNEY (FJC): Penn State University Department of Sociology, University Park, PA

JOLANTA JUSZKIEWICZ (S.Ct. & FJC): Director of Policy Analysis, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, D.C.

*PROF. DAVID M. O'BRIEN (S.Ct.): Department of Politics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


PROF. RONALD K.L. COLLINS (S.Ct.): University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA

DAME JOYCE E. PLOTNIKOFF (FJC): Company Director, Legal System Research, Lexicon Limited, United Kingdom

E. KEITH STOTT, JR. (FJC): Executive Director, Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct, Phoenix, AZ


PROF. CARROLL SERON (S.Ct. & FJC): University of California, Irvine, School of Social Ecology, Irvine, CA

*MICHAEL J. TONSING (AO): Attorney, Tonsing Law Firm, San Francisco, CA

*HON. JOHN C. YODER (S.Ct.): Circuit Judge, Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit, Martinsburg, WV


PROF. GARY J. AICHELE (S.Ct.): Retired Professor and Pastor, Hershey, PA

PROF. PHILIP L. DUBOIS (FJC): Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

DONALD P. UBELL (AO): Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte, NC


PROF. WILLIAM J. DANIELS (S.Ct. & AO): Dean Emeritus, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

JAMES A. ROBBINS (S.Ct.): Partner, Business Cluster Development Corporation, Portola Valley, CA

 1973 - 1977


HON. JUDITH C. CHIRLIN (S.Ct.): Executive Director, Western Justice Center, Pasadena, CA; Retired Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

C. EDWARD GOOD (FJC): Counsel and Writer-in-Residence, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, D.C.


*HON. THOMAS E. BAYNES (S.Ct.): Retired Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa, FL

PROF. LARRY C. FARMER (AO): J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

PROF. JEFFREY B. MORRIS (S.Ct.): Touro Law School, Central Islip, NY


PROF. PAUL R. BAIER (S.Ct.): Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA

JACK R. BUCHANAN (FJC): Private business development and investment management, Salt Lake City, UT


PROF. DONALD W. JACKSON (S.Ct.): Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX

ALAN M. SAGER (S.Ct. & FJC): Lecturer in Government, University of Texas, Austin; Self-Employed, Austin, TX


PROF. E. GORDON GEE (S.Ct.): President, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

RUSSELL R. WHEELER (S.Ct): Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

PROF. HOWARD R. WHITCOMB (S.Ct.): Retired, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

* Deceased


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