The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship Home Page

The Legacy Behind our Work 

If a theme runs through Francis D. Murnaghan’s career, it is using the law to recognize the American people’s constitutional freedoms. – The Baltimore Sun

Read more about the life of Judge Murnaghan.


The Fellowship Experience 

I look forward towards continuing to work towards a more just society and am forever indebted to the Murnaghan community for giving me this opportunity. – 2012-2013 Murnaghan Fellow Jean Zachariasiewicz

See where our former Fellows are now.


Two Of Our Fellows


Monisha Cherayil was the Public Justice Center’s 2009-2010 Murnaghan Fellow. Following her year as Fellow, Monisha permanently joined the staff of the Public Justice Center....


Roscoe Jones, Jr. was the 2005-2006 Murnaghan Fellow at the Public Justice Center. Roscoe currently serves as senior [something] to Senator Cory Booker. . . .

More about the Fellows.

Fellowship Blog

Murnaghan Fellow at Fourth Circuit

Fellow argues on behalf of terminated African-American employee, who alleges that he was subjected to discriminatory, ad hoc “background check”

Murnaghan Fellow at Maryland Court of Appeals

Fellow argues Consumer Protection Act case on behalf of homeowners

Attorneys, Debt Collection, and Consumer Protection Laws

Representing homeowners who were subjected to unfair debt collection practices by their homeowners association, in a case with potentially significant implications for the scope of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act