Bradley Fellows Program
The Bradley Fellows Program will award six fellowships to J.D. degree-seeking students: 1L, 2L, 1E, 2E, and 3E (who will be enrolled both semesters of their 4E year) students with an interest in originalism and the Constitution.
In return for a stipend of $4000, Bradley Fellows are required to:
- Attend the entire Originalism Boot Camp between May 20-24th;
- Attend the programs of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution during the following school year (unless prevented by a conflict);
- Write a report at the end of their year-long fellowship describing how they used what they learned during their fellowship in their legal education—for example, by writing paper on an originalism-related topic for a seminar, a journal note, or an independent study—and how their experience as a Bradley Fellow is likely to influence their future careers.
A portion of the stipend ($2000) will be paid after completing the Boot Camp, with the remaining portion ($2000) paid after acceptance of the Fellow’s report at the end of the fellowship year (e.g., at the end of the 2L year for fellows accepted as 1Ls). Additional information about the requirements will be contained in the fellowship agreement to be signed by successful applicants.
In addition to the required activities, Bradley Fellows must attend our colloquium and symposium: Salmon Chase Distinguished Lecture and Colloquium and the Thomas M. Cooley Judicial Lecture and Symposium.
Applications should be submitted as a single PDF to Fran Djoukeng, Program Manager for the Georgetown Center for the Constitution at the following email address: <Fnd3@georgetown.edu>. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15, 2019.
Please submit the following documents in a single PDF to <Fnd3@georgetown.edu>:
- Cover page (GPA, J.D. Graduation Year, Journal Affiliation)
3. 600-1000 word statement (see below)
4. Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions (unofficial OR
The statement should explain your interest in originalism, your career goals and aspirations, and answer the following questions: What is your understanding of originalism? Why do you want to attend the boot camp? What role will originalism play in your career?
The Bradley Fellows for 2018-19 are:
Megan Cairns (L’20)
Megan Cairns attends Georgetown University Law Center and works as Advertising and Social Media Manager at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She earned a B.A. in public policy from Hamilton College.
Zachary Enos (L’19)
Zachary Enos is a second-year law student at the Georgetown University Law Center. During his time at Georgetown Law, Zachary distinguished himself academically, finishing in the top 10% of his first-year class and earning a spot on the Dean’s List. Zachary also received the CALI Award for Best Exam in Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties with Professor Randy Barnett. Indeed, because of Zachary’s demonstrated potential for academic and professional leadership, he has been commissioned as a Blackstone Fellow with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Student Ambassador for the Meridian International Center’s 2016 U.S. Congress-Republic of Korea Exchange Program, and a Bradley Fellow with the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. Over the last semester, Zachary served as a judicial extern in the chambers of the Honorable Timothy J. Kelly of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Zachary received his Bachelor of Arts in International Politics & Policy from Patrick Henry College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors.
James Knight (L’19)
James Knight, class of 2019, is a senior article editor on the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy. He also serves as a tutor at GULC. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Fordham University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the treasurer of the Debate Society.
Justin Rattey (L’19)
Justin Rattey is a first-year law student, and third-year PhD student in Government at GULC. His academic interests are in American political thought, and the relationship between civil society and the law. Earlier this year, he presented his work on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Alexis de Tocqueville, exploring their differing attitudes towards civil associations, at the 2018 Georgetown Graduate Political Science Association (GPSA) Symposium. In the fall of 2017, he was in the Freedom and the Framers reading group, a discussion group led by Professor Tara Helfman exploring the texts and ideas that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Before starting at Georgetown Law, Justin was a Global Futures Fellow with the Georgetown Global Futures Initiative, and Treasurer for GPSA. He worked as a research assistant for Hans Noel, and as a teacher’s assistant for Josh Mitchell and Richard Boyd in which capacity he led discussion sections of Georgetown undergraduates. Justin earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he received the William James Prize in Philosophy and the William Donald Schaefer Award; was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and graduated summa cum laude. He was a chairperson for the Student Conduct Board.
Michael Sebring (L’19)
Originally from Rochester, NY, I attended Syracuse University, majoring in political science and policy studies, before moving to Washington D.C. I interned and worked at a number of think tanks in here in D.C. before starting on as a Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives. After a few years on the Hill, I took a job as a law clerk/legislative director for a lobbying/litigation firm here in D.C. Prior to this position, I considered my career to be primarily in politics and policy, however the litigation work I was assigned convinced me I should go to law school. I am currently a 2L at Georgetown University Law Center and recently externed at the Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. I am Editor-In-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, a journal which explores conservative and libertarian legal and policy ideas.
Alyse Ullery (L’20)
Alyse Ullery works as an independent contractor writing criminal justice related op-eds for the American Conservative Union Foundation and for R Street. She is also the President-Elect for Georgetown Lawcappella. Prior to law school, she served as Senior Policy Advisor for Texas State Senator Konni Burton. She graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Government and a B.A. in Theatre and Dance.