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Summer Law Fellowship


The TFAS Summer Law Fellowship in Washington, D.C. is an intensive nine-week program that exposes law students to issues of constitutional interpretation, limited government and free enterprise through an immersive academic and professional experience. Participants will engage in legal internships, academic coursework, networking events and career development sessions. In addition, students attend a law and public policy lecture series with leading constitutional scholars, judges and practicing attorneys.

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Those selected to participate in the fellowship program will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, housing and program fees. Awards are highly selective – only 15-20 students will be selected to participate each year.

Program Format

Judge Douglas Ginsburg U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, courtroom with summer law fellowship
Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, speaks to Law Fellows in the courtroom.

The Fellowship consists of the following major components:

  • Two-credit hour course on Constitutional Originalism through the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
  • Legal internships with private law firms, lobbying firms, public interest legal organizations, and legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies throughout the Washington, D.C. area
  • Guest lectures and panel discussions on salient issues in law and policy
  • Site briefings at key legal institutions and courts
  • Professional development seminars, attorney mentor program and networking events

2019 Program Important Dates

Program Dates: May 23 – July 26, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb. 20, 2019
Decisions Sent: March 7, 2019


Applications are open for the 2019 TFAS Summer Law Fellowship. The deadline is Feb. 20, 2019.

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More information on all aspects of the program, including housing, application instructions and internships is available at Questions may be directed to TFAS staff at

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The TFAS law program was an incredible opportunity that allowed me to experience the exciting and high-stakes world of Washington, D.C., while also studying core issues of constitutional interpretation and the intersection between law and economics. The classroom experience is top-notch and allowed me to explore subjects that are not taught at my law school.” – Andrew Watkins, University of Kentucky College of Law Intern, Office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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Spend your summer gaining real-world legal experience while earning credit in the nation’s capital. Visit our website to learn more and apply today!