John Marshall Fellowship

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The 2024 John Marshall Fellowship: Saturday, August 10th – Sunday, August 18th.

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.

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 John Eastman, Ronald J. Pestritto, Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Matthew Peterson, and John Yoo. 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.

Required Information:

  • Personal information
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • A brief writing sample
  • 2-3 recommendations (may be mailed separately)
  • Official transcripts sent directly from your educational institution(s).

Location: Orange County, CA 
2024 Application Open: December 1, 2023
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 
2025 Application Open: December 1, 2024