Wayne Morse Center Fellowship

Deadlines | 2021-22 Fellows


Wayne Morse Law Fellows Program

The UO’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics offers paid full-time, 10-week summer fellowships for Oregon Law 1Ls and 2Ls to do legal work in the Washington, DC, offices of Oregon members of Congress or in government agencies or nonprofit organizations in DC and Oregon.

The summer jobs have different fellowship titles, deadlines, pay scales and locations (see below), but each student that secures one of the summer fellowships is considered a Wayne Morse Law Fellow and will be a part of the Wayne Morse Law Fellow program.

Successful applicants will attend an orientation lunch at the law school.

Upon their return to Eugene, fellows will attend a debrief lunch and will submit short reports on the legal work they performed and the quality of their placements. Host sites will also complete an evaluation of the work of the fellow.

During the academic year after their summer fellowship, Law Fellows will participate in the life of the Wayne Morse Center. This will include volunteering to help staff at least four public events over the course of the academic year, participating in optional lunches with interesting speakers, and having access to one-on-one mentoring.


Summer Placements and Application Deadlines

You may apply for more than one

Wayne Morse Legal Fellow in Senator Wyden’s Washington, DC, Office

Award Amount

$8,750 for 10 weeks. Important: The Fellow will be on the Senator’s payroll and will be paid on the 5th and 20th of each month once the Fellow has started work. That pay is taxable income.

How to Apply

Upload a cover letter, resume, and references for approval through Symplicity Documents. 


Wayne Morse Legal Fellow in Rep. Walden’s Washington, DC, Office

Award Amount

$6,500 for 10 weeks.

How to Apply

Email as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of three references to Rebecca Flynn.


Wayne Morse Legal Fellow in Rep. Blumenauer’s Washington, DC, Office

Award Amount

$6,500 for 10 weeks.

How to Apply

Email as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of three references to Rebecca Flynn.


Wayne Morse Environmental Law Fellow, Washington, DC, or DC area

Award Amount

$6,500 for 10 weeks

How to Apply

Upload a cover letter, resume, and references for approval through Symplicity Documents.


Wayne Morse Environmental Law Fellow, Portland or Salem (two available)

Award Amount

$5,500 for 10 weeks

How to Apply

Email as a single PDF a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of three references to Rebecca Flynn.

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Flynn  or 541-346-3700.


2021-22 Wayne Morse Fellows

Amanda (Mandy) Dorman, 1L – David Schuman Legal Justice Fellow, Oregon Justice Resource Center’s Civil Rights Project, Portland

Mandy is our inaugural David Schuman Legal Justice Fellow. She will be working directly with former Wayne Morse Law Fellow (and Public Law and Policy Fellow) Franz Bruggemeier, who is an attorney at OJRC.

Ana Colwell, 1L – Wayne Morse Environmental Law Fellow, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem

Sarah Davies Breen, 2L – Wayne Morse Legal Fellow, Office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Washington, DC

Savannah Stevens, 1L – Wayne Morse Legal Fellow, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, Portland