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Ellie Ritter (JD '24) Receives 2024 James Wilson Fellowship

Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Ellie Ritter (JD '24) has been named a 2024 James Wilson Summer Fellow by the James Wilson Institute on National Rights and the American Founding and the First Liberty Institute's Center on Religion, Culture, and Democracy. The fellows, which include distinguished lawyers, clerks, and recent law students, will spend six days in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia this summer, studying natural law and American jurisprudence with institute co-directors professors Hadley Arkes and Gerry Bradley.

From the James Wilson Institute:

Ellie Ritter graduated  magna cum laude  from the Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law in 2024, with membership in the Order of the Coif. She is an incoming law clerk for Honorable Allison H. Eid on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for the 2024–2025 term. Ellie previously worked as a summer associate at Jones Day. While at Pepperdine Law, Ellie served as the Digital Media & Essays, Comments, and Reviews Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, and she participated in both the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic and the Religious Liberty Clinic. In addition, Ellie served as a research assistant to Professor Joel S. Johnson and was a member of the Pepperdine Moot Court Team.

Additional information may be found at James Wilson Institute 2024 Fellows