Claremont Institute

John Marshall Fellowship

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August 18 - 26, 2018 in Newport Beach, CA. 
All incoming Marshall Fellows will be awarded: a $1500 honorarium, $700 travel stipend, and lodging for the entire duration of the Fellowship. Most meals will also be provided.

Required Information
- Resume
- Personal statement
- A writing sample
- 3-4 recommendations (may be mailed separately)
- Official undergrad and law school transcripts sent directly from your educational institutions.

Applications due by March 23, 2018.

John Marshall Fellowship

The John Marshall Fellowship, CCJ’s flagship program, is seven days of intensive seminars in American political thought and jurisprudence. Sessions are taught by a core faculty of Charles Kesler, Michael Uhlmann, and John Eastman. During the program, John Marshall Fellows learn about and discuss political philosophy, American government, and American history with a specific focus on the origins and development of American constitutional jurisprudence. 

Topics include:

♦ Chief Justice John Marshall
♦ Prerogative & Executive Power
♦ Positivism: Left & Right
♦ Originalism
♦ Natural Rights & Natural Law
♦ Living Constitutionalism 

The John Marshall Fellowship Program is intended for prospective clerks and legal scholars who will have opportunities to educate the judges and Justices with whom they work, and the legal community at large.


"The legal establishment—conservatives and liberals alike—has for decades accepted the progressive premises of legal positivism. The John Marshall Fellowship calls its students to look beyond this to the enduring truths that ground all law."

—Michael Buschbacher, class of 2013

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Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

Whether it’s speech, religion, life and family, or even health care policy, we are rapidly losing our Founders’ vision, and thus, we are rapidly losing the constitutionalism of a free country and a free people. What began in the academy has now taken hold in the judiciary, each reinforcing the other, and our entire legal system—and thus political system and constitutional design—is at great intellectual and practical risk.

The restoration of our Founding principles requires our judges and the broader legal community to be committed to the moral reasoning underlying free government.

The mission of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is to teach the next generation of lawyers and judges the natural law reasoning of the Founding and how it can be restored once again in our laws, decisions, and legal structures—in our constitutional life.


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