2022-23 Fellowship with Virginia Solicitor General’s Office
Virginia’s Attorney General is looking for an exceptional lawyer to serve as the John Marshall Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General. A longtime resident of Richmond, Chief Justice Marshall served as Virginia’s acting Attorney General in 1794 and 1795.
Our Office is small, busy, and growing. The Fellow will work directly with the Solicitor General, as well as our other three attorneys and two support staff. The Office advises the Attorney General and state officials about a wide variety of high-profile and sensitive matters and helps coordinate the Commonwealth’s participation in multi-state litigation. During the last two years, our attorneys have made more than 50 oral arguments, including four in the United States Supreme Court. The Fellow will have the opportunity to personally brief and argue an appellate case during the year.
Qualifications, Term, and Compensation: This is a one-year fellowship (summer 2022 to summer 2023) aimed at attorneys who have been out of law school fewer than three years. Applicants must possess exceptional academic backgrounds, strong writing skills, and a passion for public service. A previous appellate clerkship is strongly preferred. Applicants need not currently be members of the Virginia bar, but the person who is hired will need to have sat for the Virginia bar no later than July 2022. Compensation will be approximately $65,000.
Application Process: Please submit the required materials and an application form online via at https://jobs.virginia.gov/. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Cover letter (include names and contact information for those providing references);
- Resume (include bar memberships or status of applications for bar membership);
- Law school transcript;
- Three letters from references familiar with the applicant’s work and abilities (may be sent separately); and
- Writing sample.