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Courting Success: The Supreme Court Fellows Program at 35
PS: Political Science & Politics (2008)
  • Terence Lau, University of Dayton
  • Jon Gould, George Mason University
  • Lauren Bell, Randolph-Macon College
  • John Domurad
Abstract

In 1979, PS published an article called "Inside the Courts: The Judicial Fellows Program." The article detailed the genesis and early history of the program, its initial funding, the selection process, the fellows' experiences, and their post-fellowship careers. At the time the article was published, the fellows program had existed for six years and counted 14 participants. Twenty-nine years later, the ranks of fellows has swelled to 104, an increase of 87%. Other than a name change in 2003 to the "Supreme Court Fellows Program," what has changed to the program in the three decades since that article was published? Based on an original survey of Supreme Court Fellows Program (SCFP) alumni, this article offers a look at the SCFP at 35, and offers reflections on the utility of the Supreme Court fellowship for political scientists and others with a particular interest in public law.

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2008
Citation Information
Terence Lau, Jon Gould, Lauren Bell and John Domurad. "Courting Success: The Supreme Court Fellows Program at 35" PS: Political Science & Politics (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terence_lau/9/