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Pegasus Scholarships

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The Pegasus Scholarships is an exchange program, wherein young English barristers travel to the United States for six weeks to learn about our legal system and young American Inn of Court members travel to London for six weeks to learn about the English legal system. 

American attorneys in the United Kingdom

All members of the American Inns of Court who are in their first five years of practice are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for a 2016 scholarship is October 15, 2015.

View the 2016 Brochure and Application

Scholars can observe proceedings of: Scholars have also:

English barristers in the United States

  • English barristers spend six weeks in the United States.
  • They are placed with a host American Inn of Court and the host Inn plans the scholars' educational activities for the six week stay.
  • The goal is to provide a broad but thorough exposure to the American legal system.
  • The lodging expenses, as well as a modest stipend are paid by the Pegasus Scholarship Trust.

The Pegasus Scholarship experience

"There are few times in your life when an opportunity arises to see the world and experience firsthand something that you have only read about in books.  As a Pegasus Scholar, longstanding law that you once perused on a page begins to take shape while tramping the cobblestone streets of London.  Standing in the spot where Blackstone contemplated his famed Commentaries.  Working with the best British legal minds.  Learning the inner workings of a longstanding legal system that strongly influenced our own.  There is no doubt that Pegasus Scholars are given a rare occasion into an impressive legal world.  I know of no other experience like it for lawyers.  Dare to dream and seize this chance."--Tyler Garrett, 2015 American Inns of Court Pegasus Scholar

Pegasus Scholar Applications

  • Applications are due by October 15, 2015. (2016 application information coming soon)
  • Electronic submissions are welcome and should be e-mailed to Cindy Dennis.
  • Applications submitted by mail should be addressed to:

American Inns of Court
Attn: Cindy Dennis
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 770
Alexandria, Virginia 22314