The 2023 NALJ Foundation Fellowship Program has been announced.
Deadline for submission was March 31, 2023.
Since 1993, the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ) and its 501(c)(3) affiliate, the National Administrative Law Judge Foundation (NALJF), have co-sponsored an annual writing competition on a topic of interest to the administrative judiciary. Past Fellowship award recipients include many distinguished administrative law judges and academicians who have written on a plethora of topics listed on NAALJ’s website. This year NAALJ and NALJF are seeking an article on one of the following topics:
The deadline for the application is March 31, 2023. All applications must be in electronic format (PDF or Microsoft Word format preferred) and must include the following documents: (1) an abstract or an introduction to the proposed article; (2) a detailed outline for the proposed article; (3) a writing sample; (4) curriculum vitae; and (5) a list of publications. All submissions must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com, with a cc to Hon. Carrie Ingram, Fellowship Committee Chair, at CarrieTownsendIngram@gmail.com. The Fellowship Committee will review the submissions and select the Fellowship winner by April 30, 2023. Only ONE Fellowship application will be chosen.
Once a 2023 Fellow is selected, the Fellow will prepare an original article for publication in the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. The final draft of the paper will be due on or before January 1, 2024. The Fellow will also deliver an oral presentation of up to fifty (50) minutes at the 2023 NAALJ Annual Conference, which will be held in Tampa, Florida in October 2023. The Fellow will receive a $1,500.00 cash stipend, as well as transportation, accommodations, and meals, at the 2023 NAALJ Annual Conference.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior Fellowship winners, current members of the Fellowship Committee, current members of the NAALJ Journal Board of Advisors, and current members and officers of the NAALJ Board MAY NOT APPLY for the Fellowship.
Applications and inquiries regarding the Fellowship should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with cc to Hon. Carrie Ingram, Fellowship Committee Chair, at CarrieTownsendIngram@gmail.com.
Hon. Carrie Ingram
Fellowship Committee Chair
Past NALJ Foundation Fellowship Recipients
1992: Professor John B. Forman, “Administrative Savings from Synchronizing Social
Welfare Programs and Tax Provisions,” 13 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 1993)
1993: Hon. John Hardwicke, “ The Central Hearing Agency: Theory and Implementation
In Maryland," 14 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 1994)
1994: Hon. Edwin L. Felter, Jr., “Administrative Adjudication Total Quality
Management: The Only Way to Reduce Costs and Delays Without Sacrificing Due
Process,” 15 J. NAALJ 5 (Spring 1995)
1995: Hon. Gina L. Hale, “Professionalism: A Call to Excellence,” 6 J. NAALJ 5
1996: Hon. Ann Marshall Young, “Evaluation of Administrative Law Judges: Premises,
Means, and Ends,” 17 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 1997)
1997: Professor Christopher B. McNeil, “Similarities and differences between judges in the
judicial branch and the executive branch: The further evolution of executive
adjudications under the administrative central panel,” 18 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 1998)
1998: R. Terence Harders, Striking a Balance: Administrative Law Judge Independence
and Accountability,” 19 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 1999)
1999: Professor Gregory L. Ogden, “The Role of Demeanor Evidence in Determining
Credibility of Witnesses in Fact Finding: The Views of ALJ’s,” 20 J. NAALJ 1
2000: Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, “Improving Public Trust and Confidence in
Administrative Adjudication: What an Administrative Law Judge Can Do,”
21 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 2001)
2001: The topic for the 2001 Fellowship was “Delegation of the Judicial Function from the
Judicial Branch Courts to the ALJ: Administrative Law in the 21st Century.” The fellowship paper
was not completed or published.
2002: Professor Phyllis E. Bernard, “The Administrative Law Judge as a Bridge Between
Law and Culture,” 23 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 2003)
2003: The topic for the 2003 Fellowship was “Agency Heads and Adjudicatory Hearings.” No
submissions were accepted for this topic.
2004: Dean Harold Krent and Lindsay Duvall, “Accommodating ALJ
Decisionmaking Independence with Institutional Interests of the
Administrative Judiciary,” 25 J. NAALJ 1 (Spring 2005)
2005: The topic for the 2005 Fellowship was “The Role of the Administrative Judiciary
in Protecting Civil Liberties while the US Government Protects the Nation from
Terrorist Attacks.” No submissions were accepted for this topic.
2006: Hon. John G. Farrell, “Administrative Alternatives to Judicial Branch Congestion,”
27 J. Nat’l Ass’n L. Jud. 1 (Spring 2007)
2007: Hon. Julian Mann, III, "Due Process; A Detached Judge; and Enemy
Combatants,” 28 J. Nat’l Ass’n L. Jud. 1 (Spring 2008)
2008: Hon. Jeffrey S. Wolfe, “The Times They Are a Changin’: A New Jurisprudence for
Social Security,” 29 J. Nat’l. Ass’n L. Jud. 515 (Fall 2009)
2009: The topic for the 2009 Fellowship was “Ethics and Integrity in Administrative Adjudication:
Issues and Solutions.” No submissions were accepted for this topic
2010: Professor Jill E. Family, “Murky Immigration Law and the Challenges Facing
Immigration Removal and Benefits Adjudication,” 31 J. Nat’l Ass’n L. Jud. 45
2011: The topic for the 2011 Fellowship was “Cultural competence in Adjudication or
Public feedback on agency hearings: Methods and Uses” No submissions were
accepted for this topic.
2012: Hon. Larry J. Craddock, “A Survey of Final Decision Authority Among Central
Panel States with Interpretative Analysis and Policy Implications,” 33 J. Nat’l Ass’n
L. Jud. 471 (Fall 2013)
2013: Professor Joanna Grisinger, “The Administrative Procedure Act and the Hearing
Examiner,” 34 J. Nat’l Ass’n L. Jud. 1 (2014)
2014: Hon. Elizabeth Figueroa, “Transparency in Administrative Courts: From the
Outside Looking In,” 35 J. Nat’l Ass’n L. Jud. 1 (Spring 2015)
2015: Malcolm C. Rich and Alison C. Goldstein, “The Need for a Central Panel Approach
to Administrative Adjudications: Pros, Cons, and Selected Practices,” 39 J. Nat’l
Ass’n L. Jud. 1 (2019)
2016: Judith A. Parker, “How a Diverse Administrative Law Judge Field Fosters
Longevity and Public Confidence,” 37 J. Nat’l Ass’n L. Jud. 1 (Spring 2017)
2017: No fellowship proposal was selected for 2018.
2018: Hon. Carrie Townsend Ingram, “Chevron Deference in the States,” 38 J. Nat’l Ass’n
Admin. L. Jud. 1/Issue 2 (2018)
2019: No Fellowship was announced for 2019.
2020: Hon. Leslie Birnbaum, "Help-I Need Somebody! Due Process and Administrative Hearings
in the Time of Covid 19"
2021: No Fellowship was announced for 2021.
2022: Hon. Cherron Payne, "All Cases Matter: Mitigating Bias in Administrative Law Judiciary"