Williams Fellowship

The Jerre S. Williams Fellowship offers an opportunity for current or aspiring academics to complete a fellowship (temporary appointment) with the Administrative Conference of the U.S. (ACUS) for a period of six months to two years. Applicants can include either existing academics or graduates of law schools or PhD programs with a scholarly interest in administrative law. In making hiring decisions, ACUS will consider both the applicant’s scholarly record in the administrative law area (e.g., law review publications, treatises, articles, academic presentations) and his or her work experience (including prior positions in academia, work at a law firm or government agency, judicial clerkships, etc.).

During his or her time at ACUS, the Williams Fellow will carry out many of the same functions as an attorney advisor. This includes identifying appropriate subjects for reports and recommendations through extensive research and analysis; working with outside consultants in preparing reports and recommendations; drafting research reports; planning workshops and other similar events; presenting research findings to ACUS's members; speaking at ACUS meetings, professional associations, and law schools about ACUS's work; and assisting with the implementation of ACUS's recommendations. The Williams Fellow will also be expected to complete one or more reports that may serve as the basis of an ACUS project. Recent reports underlying ACUS recommendations have been published in such prominent journals as the Yale Law Journal and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Hiring occurs on an ongoing basis, and ACUS encourages interested applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to info@acus.gov. There is no set date on which the Fellowship will begin or end; ACUS will work with selected applicants to decide upon a mutually amenable timeframe. ACUS will contact those applicants who are selected for an interview.