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Supreme Court Fellows Program Application

Applicant Instructions

Please answer all questions fully. Do not attach or send supplementary material (such as books you have written); it will not be reviewed if sent.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 17, 2023. Applicants will be notified when their complete application has been received.

1. Candidate Information

Home Address:

Employment Information:

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.)

  • Have you ever worked for or are you now working for the federal government, or are you being paid by federal funds? (Include active duty military service.)

  • Have you ever been discharged from the armed forces under other than honorable conditions?

  • Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense?

  • Have you ever been charged with a felony?

  • Have you ever been charged with a violation of any firearms or explosives laws?

  • Have you ever failed to meet a court-ordered child support payment?

  • Are you delinquent on any federal debt?

  • Have you ever been suspended, disciplined, or barred from any occupation or practice by any regulatory agency, professional association or organization because of your conduct?

  • Explanatory text:

2. Résumé

Please attach your Résumé below. Your Résumé MUST be in either PDF or Microsoft Word format.

3. Research Proposal

Please attach an original research proposal of not more than 1,000 words, citations excluded, on a legal topic of scholarly interest. 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.

4. Recommendations

Please supply links to the Candidate Recommendation form to two persons who will provide recommendations on your behalf. Recommenders should have direct knowledge of your qualifications and character. Each recommender should submit the recommendation directly to the Program. Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 17, 2023. Your application cannot be considered without these recommendations.

In the space below, list the names and contact information for the individuals submitting candidate recommendations on your behalf.

Recommender #1

Recommender #2

5. Certification

I certify that all of the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.



An automatic confirmation e-mail is generated following a successful submission. Please contact the Fellows Program staff if you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your application.


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