Apply Today for the 2019 Federal Clerkship Training Academy

Confirmed law clerks are encouraged to apply to attend the Federal Clerkship Training Academy, hosted by The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. on February 19-21, 2019. Topics covered will include originalism, textualism, legal writing, habeas corpus, court jurisdiction, and other substantive legal and practical subject matter, all aimed at preparing attendees to excel as clerks in the U.S. federal court system. Faculty will include distinguished judges, professors who teach at prominent law schools, and well-known legal practitioners. The program is designed exclusively for attendees who, as of the dates of their respective applications, have already accepted offers for federal clerkships with start dates in 2019. 

The complete curriculum, with confirmed speakers, can be found here

Acceptance to the 2019 Federal Clerkship Training Academy is competitive, as seats are limited. Completed applications must be received by no later than Friday, December 21, 2018. Acceptances may be made on a rolling basis until all seats are filled. You are therefore encouraged to submit your application as soon as reasonably possible. All applicants will be notified of decisions regarding acceptances by no later than Friday, January 4, 2019


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Clerkship Training Academy


The Heritage Foundation will cover the following expenses for Federal Clerkship Training Academy attendees:


(a) Round-trip airfare or train fare up to a maximum of $250.00 per attendee for travel to and from the Federal Clerkship Training Academy in Washington, DC (attendees will simply need to cover airfare or train fare amounts above $250.00);

(b) Hotel accommodations for two nights for attendees who do not reside within a reasonable commuting distance from the event (or three nights, if the attendee is traveling from a place of residence in the Mountain Time Zone or farther west), including the requisite taxes, during the Federal Clerkship Training Academy;

(c) All scheduled meals at Federal Clerkship Training Academy events; and

(d) All provided materials.

Please direct any and all questions regarding the program to Jessica Kline at Jessica.Kline@heritage.org, 202-608-6184.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Clerkship Training Academy