James Oleson '01 Becomes Supreme Court Fellow
James Oleson '01 has been selected as a 2004-05 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The fellows program was created in 1973 by the late Chief Justice Warren Burger to provide promising individuals with firsthand knowledge of the judicial branch of the federal government. Oleson was selected for one of four fellowships, which began this fall. His projects this year may include analyzing and implementing studies requested by Congress or the Judicial Conference, researching the federal rulemaking process, or drafting publications on administrative issues of interest to judges. Oleson is an adjunct professor of law at The College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University. Fellows are selected by an 11-member commission appointed by the Chief Justice.