First-year Creighton law student, Amelia Rens has been selected to be a part of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship program. The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is a prestigious and competitive award that attracts Christian law students from around the world. As a Blackstone Fellow, Rens becomes part of a lifelong community of attorneys who share similar beliefs and act according to their shared values.
It begins with a summer training program that brings together highly credentialed Christian law students to study under prominent scholars. Rens will join others this summer for seminars on topics including legal philosophy, constitutional law, history and emerging cultural issues. In addition to the seminars, she will also participate in an internship with Carlson & Burnett in Omaha.
“I was beyond excited to be accepted to the Blackstone Legal Fellowship program,” said Rens. “Blackstone has notable alumni, and I am truly honored that the admission committee thought I would be a good fit with other Blackstone Fellows. It’s a wonderful opportunity.”
Blackstone interns are chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive selection process. Students with outstanding intellectual distinction and Christian commitment are accepted to join the far-reaching network of legal professionals with the character, competence and credentials to create lasting change in the legal culture.
Rens joins third-year Creighton law student, Hallie Hamilton, who is also a Blackstone Fellow. Through the fellowship, Hamilton has connected with several other Blackstone Fellows in the area and nationally. It also provides additional training, resources and networking opportunities for its alumni.
When describing her experience, Hamilton said, “Blackstone has a very holistic idea of what it means to be a Christian lawyer in today’s world. Balancing family and work life with integrity, while aiming for excellence and doing everything for the glory of God are themes that are emphasized in Blackstone. It teaches us to bring our whole self to the table, which adds up to making better lawyers and overall people. Being part of it have been amazing, because you see people doing amazing things and being excellent, while working with integrity.
The fellowship is hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom, an American Christian nonprofit organization with the stated goal of advocating, training and funding on the issues of “religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family.”
Learn more about the program.