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Center for the Constitution

Originalism Summer Seminar

A "Boot Camp" on the Theory and Practice of Originalist Interpretation

In the summer 2018, the Center will offer a week-long "boot camp" on originalism in theory and practice, open to students from all law schools.  Students admitted into the Originalism Summer Seminar will receive a $3,000 honorarium for full participation in the program. 

The 2018 Summer Seminar will run from May 21-25. The application season opens December 1, 2017. Please submit applications to fnd3@georgetown.edu with subject line: 2018 Originalism Summer Seminar.

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF with subject line: 2018 Originalism Summer Seminar.

 1. Cover page (GPA, Law School, J.D. Graduation Year, Journal Affiliation) 
2. Résumé 
3. 500-750 word statement (see below)
4. Transcripts from all degree-seeking institutions (unofficial OR official) 

The application deadline is February 16, 2018. The application must be submitted as a single PDF to fnd3@georgetown.edu. Applicants should explain their career plans, their current understanding of originalism, and how they expect to use the knowledge of originalism they gain in their lives and careers. 


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