Appellate Litigation Fellowship
The Alliance Defending Freedom Appellate Fellowship gives exceptional recent law clerks immediate, hands-on experience litigating cases focused on building First Amendment precedent to promote religious liberty, protect life, and defend the family. Under the mentorship of experienced attorneys with practices focused on the U.S. Supreme Court and federal circuit courts, Fellows will participate in all aspects of appellate litigation, gaining valuable experience in litigation strategy, research, writing, and preparation for oral advocacy. Fellows may also contribute to public policy through legal scholarship and public advocacy. In short, Fellows will be an integrated, contributing part of the ADF appellate advocacy team. The Appellate Fellowship is an excellent stepping stone to additional judicial clerkships, government service, private appellate practice, or public interest law.
Fellowship terms are for one year and offer a competitive salary and benefits. Applications for Fellowships are accepted each year between October 1 and December 31 for Fellowships typically beginning the following September. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews typically conducted in late fall or early winter, and offers made by the end of February.
The Fellow may choose to work in an ADF office located in or near Washington, D.C., or Scottsdale, Arizona. Applicants are expected to be a licensed member of a state bar.
Interested applicants should submit the following: