Murnaghan Fellowship

Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellowship

The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship allows a recent law graduate who has completed a judicial clerkship to spend a year engaging in appellate advocacy in the areas of civil rights and poverty law. The Fellow works at the Public Justice Center in our Appellate Advocacy Project. The Project has achieved substantial success in advocating for poor and disadvantaged persons in state and federal appellate courts. The Murnaghan Fellow works with other lawyers in the Appellate Advocacy Project to ensure that cases with civil rights and poverty law implications are litigated effectively and receive a full hearing. Depending on the case, the Fellow serves as lead counsel, submits briefs as amicus curiae ("friend of the court"), or assists existing appellate counsel. Please visit the Murnaghan Fellowship website for further information.