The Federalist Society’s James Kent Summer Academy is a program for law students and recent graduates who demonstrate strong potential for being leaders among a future generation of legal scholars. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in academic discourse, to learn about an academic career track, to deepen their understanding of key ideas about the law, originalism, the administrative state, and markets and the law, and to receive personalized career planning and publishing guidance. 

This all-expenses-paid conference will include seminar-style sessions guided by a group of leading faculty, informational sessions and workshops for professional development, and the opportunity to connect to a community of talented students and scholars.  Participants will also receive invitations to ongoing events and academic and professional development resources throughout the year. 

Applications are due no later than March 31, 2018.

Applications should be submitted online here. If you have any questions about this event, please email