The Blume Scholarship covers the full tuition for each scholar’s participation in the J.D. program.

Mentorship & Networking

Scholars receive academic advice and support from a faculty advisor from Georgetown, as well as professional support from a practicing public interest attorney mentor. Prominent faculty members regularly faculty advisors to Blume scholars. Mentors and advisors are assigned with Blume scholars’ preferences and practice area interests in mind.

A sampling of faculty advisors includes:

Abbe Smith Andy Schoenholtz David Cole Deborah Epstein Julie O’Sullivan Paul Butler Sheryll Cashin
Allegra McLeod Anne Fleming David Koplow Eloise Pasachoff Larry Gostin Peter Byrne Vida Johnson
Amanda Levendowski Brian Wolfman David Super Janel George Mary DeRosa Phil Schrag

Finally, first-year scholars are paired with second-year and third-year students who support new Blumes in their transition into law school. Many scholars find friendship and community within the program that continues throughout life after graduation.

All scholars are automatically enrolled in the Public Interest Corps program, an on-campus community with a focused public interest support run by student leaders and the Office of Public Interest and Community Service.


Throughout the year, scholars participate in a number of personally and professionally enriching events. For example, several professors have hosted first year cohorts at their homes for informal meals. Students are also invited to meals with speakers including Blume Leaders in Residence. Past speakers have included U.S. Senator, Tim Kaine; Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole; Congressman Jamie Raskin, and Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Janai Nelson, to name a few. Additionally, Blume alumni R. Daniel Okonkwo (‘05), Whiquitta “Kee” Tobar (‘15), Adina Appelbaum (‘15) Elizabeth Keyes (‘04), and Gretchen Rohr (‘03) have all returned to Georgetown to speak to current scholars.