Fellowships are awarded based on the applicant’s demonstrated interest in the principles and issues that inspired Wayne Morse — including public service, civil rights, fair labor practices and representative government. The Wayne Morse Center is engaged in a variety of issues, including social and racial justice, immigration, public education and media and democracy. We are looking for applicants with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to enhance the conversation at the Center. Academic standing is also taken into account.

Application Deadlines
Applications for current students are due by noon on Friday, April 7, 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. Applications for incoming students are accepted on a rolling basis once students are accepted to UO Law (see below).

Application requirements
Incoming Students: Please provide a short essay (500-800 words) describing your interests and experience in politics, Wayne Morse’s policy priorities, or the center’s next theme of inquiry, Border, Migration, and Belonging. Please include why you want to participate in the Wayne Morse Center, and how you might assist the center with its activities. Your name, as stated on your application, must be included with your essay. Submit the essay by email to admissions@law.uoregon.edu or mail it to the Office of Admissions, University of Oregon School of Law, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1221.There is no deadline for submitting an essay. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their essay as soon as possible after being notified of acceptance to the law school. The Wayne Morse Center will begin reviewing applications in early March and continue until all the fellowships are filled. Incoming students may apply for as many different 1L fellowships as they wish, but may only accept and hold one fellowship.

Current Students: Please submit the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript of your law school grades
  • Name of a reference from the School of Law or another academic or professional reference
  • Supporting essay (500-800 words) describing your interests and experience in the center’s theme of inquiry and/or politics and policy, why you want to participate in the Wayne Morse Center, and how you might assist the center with activities.

NOTE: A student may NOT hold a Wayne Morse Law Fellowship during the same year as she or he holds a Public Law and Policy or Oregon Child Advocacy Project fellowship. On rare occasions, a student may hold a Wayne Morse Law Fellowship and another type of UO Law fellowship, such as with the Environment and Natural Resource Center. We encourage students to apply for all fellowships in which they have an interest.

Submit these materials via email, combined into one Word document or PDF, to Rebecca Flynn, Wayne Morse Center codirector, rflynn@uoregon.edu. The application deadline is noon on Friday, April 7, 2017. For current students, an interview with the fellows selection committee is required.

Questions can be directed to Codirector Rebecca Flynn at 541-346-3700 or rflynn@uoregon.edu