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Current and Past Fellows

2023-2024 Supreme Court Fellows

ADAM J. KUEGLER, Federal Judicial Center

VICTORIA K. NICKOL, Supreme Court of the United States

VIVIANA I. VASIU, U.S. Sentencing Commission

JOSE D. VAZQUEZ, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

2022-2023 Supreme Court Fellows

BRAD BARANOWSKI, Federal Judicial Center

ANYA KU, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

SAMUEL J. MERCHANT, U.S. Sentencing Commission

JOHN L. ROCKENBACH, Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court Fellow Program Alumni

 2018 - 2021


SARAH ALSADEN (FJC): Federal Government, Detroit, MI

ALLISON A. BRUFF (USSC & S.Ct.): Counsel, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.

KATHLEEN FOLEY (AO): Attorney, Washington, D.C.

HANNAH M. SOLOMON-STRAUSS (S.Ct.): Trial Attorney, Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.


PROF. JENNIFER L. JENKINS (USSC): Assistant Professor of Law, Ave Maria School of Law, Naples FL

D. SETH FORTENBERY (FJC): Attorney, New York, NY

S.E. KRAMER (S.Ct.): Trial Attorney, National Courts Section, Civil Law Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

HEATHER K. O’BRIEN (AO): General Counsel, U.S. Center for SafeSport, Denver, CO


LILIA ALVAREZ (S.Ct.): Federal Government, Phoenix, AZ

ELIZABETH H. JONES (FJC): Attorney, New York, NY

L. RAYMOND SUN (USSC): Assistant United States Attorney, Rutland, VT

ABIGAIL B. WILLIE (AO): Attorney, St. Louis, MO

 2013 - 2018


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

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

PROF. MARY S. HOOPES (FJC): Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, Malibu, CA

PROF. MATTHEW G. SIPE (AO): Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD


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

BRIG. GEN. CHERYL A. KEARNEY (S.Ct.): Retired, United States Air Force, Pittsburgh, PA

VALERIE M. NANNERY (FJC): Senior Director of Policy and Program, American Constitution Society, 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): Assistant General Counsel, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, D.C.

DEBRA A. PERLIN (S.Ct): Policy Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Washington, D.C.

PROF. PATRICK A. WOODS (USSC): Deputy Director, The Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Albany, NY

AMELIA G. YOWELL (AO): Attorney, Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, 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.

PROF. ZACHARY D. KAUFMAN (AO): University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX

DEREK A. WEBB (S.Ct): Attorney, Washington, D.C.


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

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

DAWINDER “DAVE” S. SIDHU (USSC): Legislative Attorney, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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

 2008 - 2012


PROF. MICHELLE WARD GHETTI (AO): Special Counsel for Legal Strategy to the Texas Attorney General, Austin, TX

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 Sydney, Sydney, Australia


MICHAEL F. DUGGAN (S.Ct.): Retired, Potomac, MD

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

HON. JULIE YAP (AO): Superior Court Judge, Sacramento Superior Court, 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, National Center for State Courts, Washington, D.C.

JAMES TYSSE (USSC): Partner, Washington, D.C.


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

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


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


MELISSA AUBIN (S.Ct.): Clerk of Court, 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.): Deputy Judicial Integrity Officer, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, D.C.

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

KARYN KENNY (USSC): Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia

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): Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

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

DR. BARRY T. RYAN (S.Ct.): Vice President, University of Antelope Valley, Lancaster, 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): Retired, Executive Director, Univeristy of California, 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, 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, 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.): Retired Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, Pasadena, CA

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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