The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship Home Page

The Legacy Behind our Work 

If a theme runs through Francis D. Murnaghan’s career, it is using the law to recognize the American people’s constitutional freedoms. – The Baltimore Sun

Read more about the life of Judge Murnaghan.


The Fellowship Experience 

I look forward towards continuing to work towards a more just society and am forever indebted to the Murnaghan community for giving me this opportunity. – 2012-2013 Murnaghan Fellow Jean Zachariasiewicz

See where our former Fellows are now.


Explore Our Cases

We welcome you to explore selected case summaries of work completed by Murnaghan Fellows.


Fellowship Blog

Thank you K'Shaani!

Join us in thanking K’Shaani Smith, 2017-2018 Murnaghan Fellow

Then Comes Marriage: An Evening with Roberta Kaplan

Reflections on the landmark Supreme Court case striking down the “Defense of Marriage Act”

Justice Delayed, but not Denied: An Evening with Douglas Jones

Join us November 5th for reflections on re-opening the "cold case" of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham.