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Recent Grad Earns Selective Fellowship in Solicitor General's Office

Jonathan Ellis L'10Jonathan Ellis L'10 was named one of four Bristow Fellows for 2011-2012.

The Bristow is among the most prestigious government fellowships in the country, perhaps only second to Supreme Court clerkships.

Bristol Fellows work in the Office of the Solicitor General. They help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court and prepare recommendations to the solicitor general regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts. The Fellows also assist staff lawyers in preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, work on special projects, and assist the solicitor general and other lawyers in the office in the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court.