THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Attorney General Fellowships

The Office of the Attorney General of Texas is accepting applications for a one-year fellowship with the agency.

Fellows will be placed in one of several divisions in the agency based on a combination of need and interest, including the Office of the Solicitor General, the Office of Special Litigation, and the Civil or Criminal Litigation Divisions. While responsibilities will differ based on placement, fellows will work closely with agency lawyers on high-profile and complex litigation on behalf of the State of Texas. For example, fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General will assist attorneys in drafting briefs and preparing for oral arguments in appellate cases, and may also have the opportunity to brief and argue their own appeal under the supervision of agency attorneys.

Fellows must be law school graduates with excellent academic records. The typical candidate comes to the fellowship immediately after graduating from law school or after the completion of a judicial clerkship, but that is not a requirement. Fellowships will typically span from September to August of the following year, though the start and end dates are flexible based on the needs of the Fellow and his or her Division. Fellows will receive an annual salary of $60,000.00.

Applications for fellowships will be accepted between January 1, 2017, and May 1, 2017. Interviews and offers will occur on a rolling basis, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply early. All applications must contain:

  1. A cover letter, including a statement on which division(s) the applicant is interested in (or stating that the applicant has no preference at this time; a preference can be expressed later during the interview process)
  2. Resume
  3. Law school transcript

 If selected to interview for a fellowship, the applicant will be asked to provide a writing sample and to complete the official State of Texas job application.  Please send all inquiries regarding this program to OAGFellows@oag.texas.gov.