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The Copyright Office’s Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program is an eighteen to twenty-four month paid fellowship designed for attorneys in the early stages of their career with a dedicated interest in copyright law.  During this program, Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys in the Copyright Office on cutting-edge issues of copyright law and policy before Congress, the courts, and with other government agencies.  In case you need proof of the quality of the work we have to offer: one of our current Ringer Fellows is listed on the cover of the government’s Supreme Court brief in the Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands case, a well-deserved recognition of her contributions.

 The application period for fall 2017 spots in the program is closing on October 17th.

Interested applicants can visit our website at: for more information.  If any of your students have any questions, they can send an email to

Thanks so much for your help!

Catherine Zaller Rowland

Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights

United States Copyright Office

(202) 707-0956