Bradley Scholars Program
The Bradley Scholars Program awards fellowships to Georgetown Law students with an interest in originalism and the Constitution, providing them with one-of-a-kind training on constitutional interpretation.
2024-2025 Bradley Scholars Application
The Georgetown Center for the Constitution will award scholarships of $3000 to eight students with exceptional credentials, a passion for the Constitution, and a keen interest in originalism. The application is open to 1L, 2L, 1E, 2E, and 3E (who will be enrolled in both semesters of their 4E year) Georgetown Law students.
Over the 2024-2025 academic year, Bradley Scholars will receive unique access to constitutional scholars, programs, and training. For instance, Bradley Scholars are guaranteed a spot in the Georgetown Center for the Constitution’s exceptionally competitive Originalism Summer Seminar in May of 2024.
Additionally, scholars are special guests of the Center for the Constitution at its annual Thomas M. Cooley Judicial Lecture at the National Archives. In addition to these exclusive opportunities, Bradley Scholars also attend the Center’s Student Fellows Program events during the school year (unless prevented by a conflict) and conclude the year by writing a brief summary of how the scholarship enhanced their legal education and is likely to influence their future careers.
How to Apply
The 2024-2025 Bradley Scholars Application is now closed. The 2025-2026 Bradley Scholars Application will open this winter.
The Bradley Scholars for 2023-2024 are:
Jerry Blake Blevins is a rising 3L at the Georgetown University Law Center. At the Law Center, Blake is the Editor-in-Chief for Volume 22 of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy and has been a Summer Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and a Student Intern at the United States Department of Justice. In 2020, Blake graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. After graduating, Blake served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in Grundy County, Tennessee. As a VISTA, he assisted the Sheriff’s Office in proposing and implementing grant-funded programs, leveraging COVID-19 relief funding, and creating policies and procedures that expanded the capacity of the office’s Reentry Program. Blake was also the Resident Director for the Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs during the program’s 2021 session and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Arts Inside, a non-profit serving incarcerated individuals in rural middle Tennessee.
Alayna is a rising 3L at Georgetown University Law Center and a native of southwest Virginia. Graduating magna cum laude from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering in 2019, she worked as a product manager in financial technology, ultimately becoming a co-inventor of a pending U.S. patent application. At Georgetown, Alayna served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Pauline Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and as a law clerk for the intellectual property litigation boutique Desmarais LLP. After graduation, Alayna will be clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Birmingham, Alabama.
Julia Leisenring is a rising 3L at Georgetown University Law Center. Julia transferred to GULC from Wake Forest University School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and earned the Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award for excellence in constitutional law. At GULC, Julia is a member of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and a Bradley Scholar.
Jaxon Missey is a rising 3L at Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown Law, he is a Bradley Scholar and Student Fellow in Georgetown’s Center for the Constitution, member of the Conservative and Libertarian Student Association (CALSA), and an executive board member of the GULC Federalist Society chapter. A native Oklahoman, Jaxon graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, and a double minor in International Relations and Pre-Legal Studies. At UCO, Jaxon was Director of the Big Event, a founding member of the College Republicans, and a President’s Leadership Council Scholar.
Jakob Urda is a 2L at Georgetown University and is concurrently pursuing a Masters in Security Studies at the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2019. Jakob is the Managing Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. He has served as a judicial extern on the Eastern District of New York and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the moot court team, and won Best Oral Advocate at the 2022 Georgetown Beaudry Tournament. In his free time, Jakob coaches middle and high school students in competitive debate.
Alan Wayne is a rising 3L at the Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Applied Math and worked for several years as a high-frequency trader before coming to law school. At Georgetown, Alan is a member of the Appellate Advocacy team, an Executive Editor of the American Criminal Law Review, a Law Fellow, and a Peer Tutor. He has interned for the Honorable Florence Y. Pan of the District Court for the District of Columbia (now on the D.C. Circuit) and the Honorable Patty Shwartz of the Third Circuit. He hopes to have a career in appellate litigation filled with interesting and difficult legal problems. In his free time, Alan enjoys reading philosophy, cooking for friends, and watching football.
Rachel Wolff is a rising 3L at the Georgetown University Law Center and a joint degree student in the M.A. in Security Studies Program at the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service. She was an intern at the Department of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance and a graduate intern at the Pentagon in Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction. During law school, she served as a law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Nominations and Constitution Unit under Senator Grassley and as a law clerk for Senator Rubio. She is a Staff Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Director of Communications for the Conservative and Libertarian Student Association, and the Director of Events and Co-President-elect of the Georgetown Law Federalist Society. Rachel received her B.A. from Tufts University in 2020.