Program Criteria

Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

The Attorney General's Honors Program is designed for recent law school graduates and newly admitted lawyers who are committed to public service and have excellent writing skills. Applicants should be near the beginning of their legal careers, within 1-3 years of completion of a clerkship.

The Earl Warren Fellowship is open to third-year law students and students in their final year of other graduate law programs (e.g., LL.M. programs) at an accredited law school, newly admitted lawyers in their first year of practice, judicial clerks, and individuals participating in government, academic or public interest fellowships. Applicants to the Earl Warren Fellowship program should have clerkship with the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, or a federal court of appeals. Applicants must be California Bar members, or plan to take the July 2021 Bar exam. Failure to pass the California Bar exam may result in termination from the program. We encourage all applicants to take the earliest possible California Bar exam.

Desired Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications include: an excellent academic record at an accredited law school; journal, moot court and/or mock trial experience; and a demonstrated interest in public service. In addition, applicants to the Warren Fellowship program should have clerkship experience with the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, or a federal court of appeals.

  • Demonstrated interest in public service
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Judicial clerkship experience
  • An excellent academic record