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 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 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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