The Claremont Institute is happy to announce those selected as our 2012 Marshall Fellows. John Marshall Fellowships are offered to current law students and recent law school graduates seeking a career in professional and public jurisprudence in the United States.
This year marks the inaugural year for the program, and we are proud to boast a class of sixteen very accomplished legal scholars.
The 2012 John Marshall Fellows program will be held August 11-19, in Newport Beach, California. The program features intensive seminars on the the political philosophy of the American Founding, Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, Progressivism, modern Liberalism and Conservatism—focusing specifically on the origins and development of American constitutional jurisprudence and the role of statesmen and judges in shaping its meaning for the regime.
Logan Beirne is the Olin Searle Smith Scholar at Yale Law School, where he focuses on Constitutional and Corporate law. He will publish a book in the winter of 2013 on the original understanding of the Commander in Chief clause. Mr. Beirne was previously an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell and held financial positions at J.P. Morgan and GE Equity. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, was a Fulbright Scholar in Economics at Queen's University, and holds a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University.
Michael Cantrell will soon clerk for Judge Lavenski R. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit. Dr. Cantrell received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law, his Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from Baylor University, and his B.A. in Philosophy, Sociology, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Arkansas. His academic work focuses primarily on illuminating the necessary conceptual foundations of law and ethics.
Megan Dillhoff is a clerk for Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She will soon start as an Associate in the Issues and Appeals practice group of Jones Day. Ms. Dillhoff previously worked for the Policy and Administrative Law Section of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. She holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, and a B.A. in International Studies and Religion from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Michael Ellis will soon clerk for Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is currently clerking for Judge Amul R. Thapar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Mr. Ellis received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. in History with a minor in Government from Dartmouth College. Before law school, he worked at the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives, and currently serves as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
Jean Flannery is a former Publius Fellow (2003) and a clerk for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For three years she worked in the London office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, focusing on international business transactions and capital markets. Ms. Flannery holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.Sc. in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Political Theory from Harvard College.
Michael Fragoso will soon start as a Litigation Associate for Kirkland and Ellis LLP in Washington DC. He has done extensive research and writing in the field of bioethics. Mr. Fragoso has also worked for the Family Research Council's Center for Human Life and Bioethics and the President's Council on Bioethics. He holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and an A.B. in Classics from Princeton University.
Shauneen Garrahan will soon clerk for Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has previously worked as program director for the Colloquium on the American Founding, served as a law clerk for Senator Charles Grassley on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and competed internationally as a professional runner. Ms. Garrahan received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Amherst College.
Claire Landiss is a former Publius Fellow (2008) and a D.Phil. candidate in English Literature and Early Modern Law at Merton College, Oxford University. Her dissertation examines the role of tyranny and justice in Elizabethan England as seen through Shakespeare. Ms. Landiss holds an M.A. in English Literature from Merton College, Oxford University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a minor in Political Philosophy from Sarah Lawrence College.
Lara Palanjian will soon clerk for Judge Carlos Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; at the conclusion of her clerkship, she will clerk for Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California. She previously worked in the Commercial Litigation Branch at the Department of Justice. Ms. Palanjian received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of California-Berkeley.
James Phillips is a Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkley. He has published or presented over thirty papers on the politics of Constitutional jurisprudence, including the impact of oral arguments on judicial decision making. Mr. Phillips holds an M.A. in Mass Communication from Brigham Young University and a B.A. in History from Arizona State University.
Peter Reed will soon clerk for Chief Judge Alice Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He previously worked for Judge William H. Baughman, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General. Mr. Reed received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and his B.A. in Government from Patrick Henry College.
Daniel Suhr is a clerk for Judge Diane Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Deputy Director of the Federalist Society's Student Division, where he developed and managed programs for the Society's chapters. Mr. Suhr holds a LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. and B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University.
John Sullivan will soon clerk for Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Sullivan is an Ordained Minister and,prior to going to law school, spent seven yearsat San Angelo First Assembly in San Angelo, Texas, where he focused on youth, worship, and development. He holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in Apologetics from Biola Univeristy, a B.A. in Philosophy from Hardin-Simmons University, and a B.S. in Pastoral Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
|Ryan Walsh will soon clerk for Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. He has worked for the Fraud and Public Corruption Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Walsh received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. in American Studies from Hillsdale College.|
|Theodore Wold was the Public Service Initiative Fellow for Justice Carol Corrigan of the California Supreme Court until July 2012, and is now clerking for Judge José Antonio Fusté of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He previously worked from Judge Edith Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Wold holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Litt. in English from the University of St. Andrews, and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.|
|Ilan Wurman will be entering his third year at Stanford Law School, and upon completion of his degree, will clerk for Judge Jerry Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is President of the Stanford Federalist Society and was Conference Chair for the 2012 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. Mr. Wurman's work experience includes the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Army JAG Corps in Heidelberg, Germany. He has written on foreign policy and constitutional law for publications such as Commentary and the Weekly Standard, and holds a B.A. in Government and Physics from Claremont McKenna College.|