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.

Current faculty advisors include:

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

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 Fellows program, an on-campus community with a focused career program and specially-tailored curriculum through 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.

Twice per year, scholars are invited to speaker dinners with inspiring public interest leaders. Such speakers have included U.S. Senator and 2016 Vice-Presidential Candidate, Tim Kaine, and lawyer and former judge, Anne Holton; Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole; 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.