The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers an honors attorney fellowship program that gives exceptional law students and recent graduates an opportunity to hone their legal skills while serving the American people. Today, we’re announcing that this fellowship, formerly known as the Louis D. Brandeis Honors Attorney Program, will be renamed the Joseph Story Honors Attorney Program.
Joseph Story was one of the most influential legal scholars of the 19th century. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States by President James Madison, he served as the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as a member of the United States Congress. He was also a professor at Harvard Law School. A successful author, he wrote the famous Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, a work that has cemented his reputation as a patriot dedicated to judicial restraint and the faithful application of the U.S. Constitution as written. We hope that Associate Justice Joseph Story’s legacy will inspire our new honors attorneys as we work to enforce federal consumer financial laws for the benefit of American consumers and realize the Founders’ vision for our Republic.
About the Joseph Story Honors Attorney Program
The Joseph Story Honors Attorney Program is a two-year fellowship that gives promising law students and newly minted lawyers opportunities for training and education not only to gain a deeper understanding of the Bureau’s mission and work, but also to enhance analytical thinking, writing, communication and other legal skills. These attributes were hallmarks of Justice Story’s own service as one of key figures in American constitutional history. Toward that end, fellows in the Joseph Story Honors Attorney Program will receive increasingly complex assignments designed to sharpen their legal acumen and enhance their ability to support the CFPB’s mission.
Applications for the 2018 program class have closed, but law students and recent graduates interested in applying in 2019 can find more information on our website.