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Fellow Grads Named Bristow Fellows

Matt Krueger (’06), currently a law clerk for Judge Paul Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, has been appointed a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office beginning this summer. Ryan Scott (’05), another Law School graduate, is currently a Bristow Fellow. Typically, only four Bristow Fellows are selected per year.

During the one-year term, Bristow Fellows help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed in the U.S. Supreme Court against the government. They also help prepare recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts.

Applicants are chosen from among law school graduates who have an excellent academic record and have generally completed a one-year federal judicial clerkship, most frequently under an appellate-court judge.

The Fellowship was established to honor Benjamin H. Bristow, the first Solicitor General appointed to the post after its creation under President Ulysses S. Grant. Bristow went on to serve as Secretary of the Treasury during the Grant administration.

Congratulations to both Krueger and Scott for this prestigious appointment.

For more information on the fellowship, go to http://www.usdoj.gov/osg/opportunities/bristapp.html.

portrait of Matt Krueger

Matt Krueger

portrait of Ryan Scott

Ryan Scott