Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Founded in 2021, the Claremont Institute Sheriffs Fellowship offers training of unparalleled depth and excellence in American political thought and institutions, from the country’s top constitutional experts and political theorists. Fourteen sheriff applicants will be selected for their character, aptitude, accomplishments, zeal, and community reputation to gather for five days to study and discuss the political-philosophical, institutional, and historical arc leading from the American Founding to today’s militant progressivism and multiculturalism, with particular emphasis on the role of law enforcement in maintaining liberty. Discussions will be based on readings from primary sources including John Locke, the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, key court decisions, and the writings and speeches of great statesmen.
Upon acceptance into the program, fellows will receive a reading packet with designated primary texts and assignments, when applicable, for each course. This year’s curriculum will pay special attention to the dominant political themes animating the American political debate today in our education, media, and national political rhetoric. Fellows will engage in a theoretical and practical study of these themes under the direction of Claremont scholars and summer faculty. In over twenty intensive daily seminars and relaxed evening symposia, Sheriffs Fellows discuss political philosophy and American government with Claremont’s distinguished scholars and senior fellows.
- Personal Information
- Personal Statement
- Short Answer Questionnaire
- 1 Essay Question
- 4-5 Recommendations (may be mailed separately)
Official Website: Sheriffs Fellowship