Supreme Court Rules, Practices, and Traditions


What is the Supreme Court Fellows Program?

In 1973, Chief Justice Warren Burger established the Supreme Court Fellows Program to provide assistance to the Court, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The fellows are similar to law clerks—they help with workload and write reports and memoranda. Since the 2000–2001 term, the chief justice has selected four individuals to serve as Supreme Court Fellows. One goes with the Supreme Court, one with the Federal Judicial Center, one with the Administrative Office of the Courts, and one with the Sentencing Commission.


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