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2013-14 Program Begins for Supreme Court Fellows

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The 2013-14 Supreme Court Fellows program begins this fall for four mid-career professionals who will have the opportunity to participate over the next year in the administration of the federal court system at the national level.

George Everly, counsel for the Senate Committee on the Budget, has been assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, where his duties will include analyzing and implementing studies requested by Congress or the Judicial Conference, researching the federal rulemaking process, and drafting publications on administrative issues of interest to judges.

Michael L. Shenkman,  a lecturer-in-law and a fellow at the Center for Law and Politics at Columbia Law School, has been assigned to the Supreme Court of the United States, where his duties will include researching and providing background information for speeches and reports, briefing visiting dignitaries, preparing analytical reports, and overseeing the Judicial Internship Program.

Dawinder S. Sidhu, an assistant professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, has been assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission, where he will conduct legal research concerning sentencing guideline issues and legislative directives pending before the commission.

Stephanie Tai, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, has been assigned to the Federal Judicial Center, where she will spend her fellowship year in the Research Division.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program was created in 1973 by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger to provide promising individuals with a first-hand understanding of the federal government, in particular, the judicial branch. In the words of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., the program offers “a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals to contribute to the administration of justice at the national level.”

Interested in being a Fellow?  Applications are being accepted for the 2014-1015 Supreme Court Fellows Program. The application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2013. Click here to apply.