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The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and co-sponsored by the Judicial Council of California.  All persons with a four-year college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants are eligible to apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to public service and an interest in the administration of justice in the California court system.  Ten fellows are accepted into the ten-month program, which begins in September of each year.

As employees of California State University, fellows earn a monthly stipend of $2,550 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

The Capital Fellows Program applications for 2015-16 are closed.


Inside the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

2015-2016 Judicial Administration Fellowship Brochure



Judicial Fellows 2009-10

Graduate Students

  • Fellows are enrolled as graduate students in Public Policy and Administration at Sacramento State, and attend regularly scheduled academic seminars. During the course of the fellowship, fellows earn graduate units for the successful completion of all academic requirements.



Judicial Fellows 2011-12

Office Placement

  • Full-time professional staff placements include California trial and appellate courts throughout the state and the Administrative Office of the Courts.  A key component to the program is the strength of the mentorship opportunities that exist for fellows in each of the placements.



Judicial Fellows 2008-09


  • Applicants must be 20 years of age by the beginning of the fellowship and applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree by September of the fellowship year.
  • Applicants must be prepared for full-time employment, Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.


Maria Abesa, Judicial fellow 2010-11

Application Requirements




photoEmbert Madison, Judicial fellow 2009-10

Selection Process

  • Application Deadline: February 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm PST
  • April: Invitation to selected candidates to interview before selection committee panel.
  • Late April/early May: Interviews in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
  • May: Acceptance letters sent out to selected candidates.
  • September: Selected class of fellow begin fellowship in assigned court.



Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program please call Megan Thorall, Director at (916) 278-7563 or email:




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