Bradley Student Fellowships

Call for Applications

The Stanford Constitutional Law Center seeks applications from students at Stanford Law School for Bradley Student Fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018. Completed applications, including recommendations, are due by 6pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 (J.D. students) or 6pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 (non-J.D. students).

Bradley Student Fellowships are designed to encourage student research and scholarship in the field of constitutional law. Successful applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential to publish constitutional law scholarship.

Program Description


Bradley Fellows receive advice and feedback on their scholarship from the Constitutional Law Center’s Executive Director and Faculty Director, and a stipend of $5,000.

Bradley Fellows are expected to attend Constitutional Law Center events, to prepare an original piece of constitutional scholarship for publication, to take at least two credits of independent study to focus on their project (optional for non-J.D. students). Bradley Fellows may use the fellowship to begin a new paper or refine a work in progress.

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants will be evaluated based on their record of academic and scholarly achievement and, especially, the quality of their proposed research topic.

Applications for the academic year 2017-2018 are due by 6pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 (J.D. students) or 6pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 (non-J.D. students). Only Stanford Law School students are eligible. Among J.D. students, eligibility is limited to rising 2Ls or 3Ls.

Applications must be sent to and include, as attachments to a single email, the following:


  • a research proposal (maximum 1,500 words);
  • a writing sample (please use an academic paper if possible);
  • a curriculum vitae (including at least one Stanford faculty reference); and
  • PDF(s) of law-school transcript(s) (unofficial copies are fine).

For additional information, you may reach the Constitutional Law Center by email at