Phase I - 2 weeks
Blackstone interns gather for two weeks of lectures, seminars, and interactive discussions designed to confront conventional wisdom in legal education and present a principled, analytical framework and biblical viewpoint. In addition, interns engage in formal and informal discussion with faculty and mentors who challenge popular, relativistic thinking, and promote robust understanding of universal moral truths.
Phase II - 6 weeks
Blackstone interns are assigned to a field placement, nationally and internationally, with various allied public interest law firms, attorneys, law professors, think tanks, and public policy organizations to provide a venue in which to impact the culture right now in the arenas of constitutional law, religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.
Phase III - 1 week
Blackstone interns gather once again with Blackstone Legal Fellowship faculty and mentors for a week of debriefing, further training, and career guidance. Phase III includes presentations designed to provide practical career advice from judicial law clerks, elected officials, academics, congressional staff, and constitutional litigators. The interns leave not only with increased knowledge and conviction, but also with connections to other interns and faculty who will assist them throughout their education and careers.