Wolcott Fellowships

The Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellowship Program offers widener law students the opportunity to serve as a clerk for the Justices of the Supreme Court of Delaware and for the Delaware Court of Chancery while receiving academic credit and a scholarship grant. This prestigious fellowship is offered to only five students each year.

As a Wolcott Fellow, you will serve as a judicial clerk with the Delaware Supreme Court for about twenty hours a week during the academic year. The Justice or Vice Chancellor overseeing your fellowship will assign you duties consistent with the duties performed by a law clerk. As a fellow, you will receive academic credit and a tuition remission scholarship grant of approximately $4,000 per semester. If you are already receiving a full-tuition merit scholarship, you will instead receive a cash grant of approximately $2,500 per semester.

Application Process and Criteria for Selection
If you are a 3-year program student in your second year or a 4-year program student in your second or third year, you may apply for a Wolcott Fellowship in the spring. To be considered, you should rank in the top 15 percent of your class or otherwise be able to demonstrate strong academic credentials. Strong research and writing skills are essential.

Applications should include three (one original and two copies) of each of the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A recent Law School transcript
  • A resume
  • A writing sample
  • A letter of reference from one full-time faculty member. A letter of reference from an employer will also be welcomed.

Finalists selected by a member of the Delaware Supreme Court and Dean Linda L. Ammons will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Contact Information
Coordinator: Connie Sweeney
Phone: (302)-477-2177
Email: cmsweeney@widener.edu