The Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni Association and Dean Jane Korn invite you to join us for a special Admission to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony in Washington D.C.
Schedule of Events:
8:30 am – Arrive at Supreme Court for security clearance. Continental breakfast provided.
10:00 am – Swearing-In Ceremony
10:30 am – Reception with Supreme Court Justices and group photographs
12:00 pm – Lunch to follow at the U.S. Capital (location TBD), additional guests are welcome.
The cost for the Swearing-In Ceremony is $200 per participant (alumnus), payable to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Each participant is responsible for making and paying for his or her own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations.
The Deadline for Applications has closed
Download the application and information PDF for admission to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. The deadline on this brochure has been moved up to January 7, 2013, NOT February 1st.
Qualifications for admission to the Supreme Court
1. Open Court Admission
In this admission, the applicant is presented in court on March 4, 2013, during a special session. The application and instructions for Open Court Admission to the bar can be found at http://www.supremecourt.gov/bar/baradmissions.aspx.
- Complete the Application for Admission to Practice.
- Have the endorsement of two sponsors who are members of the Supreme Court Bar who know the applicant personally and are not related to the applicant by blood or marriage (Gonzaga Law School can assist you with this requirement). Gonzaga Law School will provide a person to serve as the Movant for the entire group of up to 50 applicants on a single Motion before the Court.
- Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the presiding judge, clerk or authorized official of the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia evidencing the fact that the admittee has been a member of the Bar of such court for three years.
- Due to the size of the courtroom, we are limited to 50 alumni, to be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each person being admitted to the Supreme Court may bring one guest into the Court to witness the ceremony. Additional guests could possibly be allowed in at the discretion of the Court, but this is not guaranteed.
2. Written Motion Admission
If you are unable to attend, you may be admitted by written motion. Graduates can file a completed application directly with the U.S. Supreme Court Clerk’s Office. The certificate is mailed directly to the applicant. There is no quota on the number of alumni who can apply for admission by written motion.