2020 FEDERAL JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP TRAINING ACADEMY
Individuals who have been hired as law clerks for federal judges with start dates in 2020 are encouraged to apply to attend the Federal Judicial Clerkship Training Academy, hosted by The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. on February 26-28, 2020. The Heritage Foundation is a conservative public policy organization, although the application process is open to all qualified applicants. This Academy is designed to prepare attendees to excel as clerks in the U.S. federal court system. The faculty will include judges, prominent academics, and well-known legal practitioners.
The complete curriculum, with confirmed speakers, can be found here.
Acceptance to the 2020 Federal Judicial Clerkship Training Academy is competitive, as seats are limited. Completed applications must be received by no later than Friday, November 22, 2019. Acceptances may be made on a rolling basis until all seats are filled, so applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. All applicants will be notified of decisions regarding acceptances by no later than Friday, December 20, 2019.
The Heritage Foundation will cover out of its general operating funds the following expenses for Federal Judicial 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 Judicial 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 Judicial Clerkship Training Academy;
(c) All scheduled meals at Federal Judicial Clerkship Training Academy events; and
(d) All provided materials.
Please direct any and all questions regarding the program to Jessica Kline at [email protected], 202-608-6184.