Constitutional Law Fellowship

“Becket’s lawyers immediately welcomed me to their case teams, entrusting me with important research and drafting responsibilities for high-profile matters. And I worked on all aspects of Becket’s litigation—from preparing pleadings and motions in district court to drafting a cert petition and brief at the Supreme Court. There is no better way to jumpstart a legal career than as a Constitutional Law Fellow at Becket.” - Dan, Constitutional Law Fellow

About Becket’s Constitutional Law Fellowship 

Becket’s Constitutional Law Fellowship gives exceptional recent law clerks and law school graduates immediate, hands-on experience litigating cutting-edge religious liberty cases. Under the mentorship of experienced Becket attorneys, Fellows participate in all aspects of trial and appellate litigation, gaining valuable experience in litigation strategy, research, writing, and oral advocacy. While experiences vary depending on need, previous Fellows have drafted portions of Supreme Court and appellate briefs, argued motions before federal judges, and conducted media interviews for cases.  

The Fellowship is also an excellent steppingstone to government service, private practice, the academy, or public interest law. Former Fellows have accepted employment with top-tier law firms, in sought-after federal and state government posts, with other non-profit public interest firms, and in the legal academy.  

How to Apply 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and list of at least three references to Meg Schilling at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in December for the following fall. Fellowship terms are for one year and typically begin in August or September. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits. 

Becket is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.