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Clerkship and Internship Program

NCLA provides real world experience. You will have an opportunity to learn about the perils of the Administrative State and join this new civil rights movement to stop it.

Our law clerks support our litigators with research, drafting legal documents and by participating in litigation development. In addition, you will meet influencers in the legal field including judges and legal scholars.

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Varun Mandgi

Summer Intern

Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris

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Tiffany Pettus

Spring Intern

American University

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Leah Roddenberry

Summer Clerk

The Catholic University of America

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Randy Quarles

Summer Clerk

University of Chicago

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Joseph Partain

Summer Clerk

University of Chicago

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Ben Ogilvie

Summer Clerk

University of Chicago

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Jessica Moeller

Summer Clerk

University of Chicago

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University of Florida

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Andrew Ceonzo

Summer Clerk

George Mason University

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Eli Burstein

Summer Clerk

University of Michigan

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Nick Chesrown

Summer Clerk

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

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Nathan Darmon

Summer Intern

Columbia University & Sciences Po Paris Dual Degree

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Robert Fellner

Summer Clerk

George Mason University — Antonin Scalia Law School

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The George Washington University Law School

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Baylor Law School

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Sanat Mehta

Summer Clerk

Stanford Law School

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Kyle Atwood

Summer Clerk

The George Washington University Law School

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David Ahnen

Summer Clerk

University of Virginia School of Law

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Emily Johnson

Summer Clerk

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

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Max Alter

Summer Clerk

Cornell Law School

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Lacey Frederick

Summer Clerk

William & Mary Law School

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Daniel Whalen

Summer Clerk

Columbia Law School

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Abigail Schwartz

Summer Clerk

George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School

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Jonathan Nicastro

Spring Engagement Intern

Dartmouth College

Jameson Payne

Summer Intern

Kent State University

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Puyin Bai

Summer Clerk

Georgetown University Law Center

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Robert McLeod

Summer Clerk

University of Virginia

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Samuel Renner

Summer Clerk

University of Chicago Law School

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Zachary Mullinax

Summer Clerk

Mercer University School of Law

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Matthew Chisholm

Summer Intern | Engagement Intern

Clemson University

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Bradley Davis

Summer Clerk

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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Max Hyams

Summer Clerk

UCLA

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Zoie Mestayer

Summer Clerk

George Washington

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Lauren Renslow

Summer Clerk

George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School

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Andreia Trifoi

Summer Clerk

George Washington

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Nathaniel Lawson

Summer Clerk

George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School

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Stanford Law School

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David Gonzalez

Spring Clerk

Stanford Law School

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Christian Clase

Summer Clerk

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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Jillian Stern

Summer Clerk

George Washington Law School

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Bradley Larson

Summer Clerk

Columbia Law School

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Bryan Poellot

Summer Clerk

Harvard Law School

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Andrew Klee

Summer Clerk

Villanova School of Law

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Tabitha Kempf

Summer Clerk

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

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Tate Curington

Summer Clerk

Georgetown University Law Center

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Isaiah McKinney

Summer Clerk

Wake Forest University School of Law

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Andrew Lee

Summer Clerk

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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Chris Parker

Spring Clerk

Penn State Law

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Haley Connor

Summer Clerk

GW Law

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Gelane Diamond

Summer Clerk

George Mason University

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Ethan Beck

Summer Clerk

University of Notre Dame Law School

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Jake Altik

Summer Clerk

University of Michigan

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Aaron Gordon

Summer Clerk

Yale Law School

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Jay Schaefer

Summer Clerk

Harvard Law School

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Madeleine Case

Summer Clerk

Georgetown University Law Center

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Joshua Marin Mora

Summer Communications and Marketing Intern

Georgetown University

Applications open: Spring ’24 / Summer ’24

The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) defends core constitutional freedoms from encroachment and abuse by the government. Founded by constitutional scholar Philip Hamburger, NCLA deploys a combination of public-interest litigation and other pro bono advocacy to tame the unlawful power of state and federal agencies and executives. Our goal is to foster a new civil liberties movement that will help restore Americans’ fundamental rights.

Come join the movement!

If you want to practice constitutional law, then join a firm where every single case is a constitutional law case. Whether we file suit against an unelected and unaccountable federal agency, or a tyrannical governor with illusions of grandeur, our law clerks work side-by-side with our attorneys, gaining real-world experience on their way to becoming effective and fulfilled advocates for liberty.

With offices in the heart of D.C., NCLA offers a 10-week summer program that runs from May through August, with flexibility for start and end dates as necessary. Programs in other semesters vary in their details, with opportunities for part-time and remote clerkships available. Submit an application for more information.

Because NCLA is committed to constitutional principles, we seek applicants who are demonstrably committed to the principles of due process, regulatory fairness, and civil liberty. Our clerks enrich their approach to the law with creative, pragmatic, and collaborative thinking to best serve our clients and our principled mission.

Our clerkship program offers exciting prospects to fortify your career including:

● Gaining Hands-on Litigation Experience: Learn the ropes and sharpen your skills by researching complex and nuanced legal issues, drafting well-reasoned and articulate legal documents, and participating in case development with our experienced advocates;

● Building Your Network: Meet influencers in the constitutional and administrative legal fields including renowned attorneys, judges, and legal scholars;

● Advancing Our Movement: Join other members of our movement for candid discussions about the hot button constitutional issues NCLA tackles during our Lunch & Law Speaker Series;

● Igniting Your Career Path: Work with our team to improve your professional profile and better position yourself for the future with highly valued, real-world work experience. As part of our
team, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your prospects with professional writing samples, esteemed references, and resume review opportunities.

Want to know more? Find out what past NCLA clerks had to say about the program!