Northwestern Law Alum Named 2012 Bristow Fellow

November 21, 2011

Jonathan Shaub JD ’11 was recently selected as one of four national Bristow Fellows. The one-year fellowship with the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General, which will begin in the summer of 2012, is generally awarded to recent law school graduates with outstanding academic records.

“I really am grateful to the professors and law school community for all of their help,” said Shaub. “I really would not have been able to accept this excellent opportunity without all of their support and for that I’m really appreciative.”

Bristow Fellows assist Office of the Solicitor General attorneys in drafting briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States, preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, preparing recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts, and assisting in the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court. 

Shaub currently is a clerk for Judge Paul Niemeyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Baltimore, Maryland.  While a student at Northwestern Law he was awarded the Wigmore Key, the John Paul Stevens Prize for Academic Excellence and the Arlyn Miner Book Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.