News and Updates for Republican Law Students

Want to Start a RNLA Chapter?


A RNLA Law School Chapter could be a great asset to your law school, and professional development. Chapters flourish best when established before August so consider beginning your application process now.  All officers must be current law school members. For more information please email Brittany Walker at [email protected]

RNLA Seeking Fall 2015 Law Clerk  

The Republican National Lawyers Association is looking for a law student or recent law graduate to work part or full-time (up to 40 hours a week) for the fall of 2015.  The law clerk will write blog posts, research legislative issues, and have a chance to meet prominent attorneys at RNLA events.  The position also involves assisting with events, communications, and administrative work.  Applicants should have an interest in election law and judicial nominations.  This position involves telecommuting.  Flexibility and superior writing skills are a must. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Brittany Walker at [email protected]


Meet Our Summer Law Clerk 


Samantha Nicholson is from Spartanburg, SC and is a rising 3rd year student at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Samantha graduated from Converse College with a B.A. in Politics and Psychology, magna cum laude. Her senior thesis was on the “The Impact of Race and Implicit Association for Voter Behavior.” At W&L Law, she will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Energy, Climate, and the Environment, the Student Bar Association Vice-President, and is an Executive Board Member of the W&L Chapter of the Federalist Society. Last summer she worked for U.S. Senator Tim Scott on energy and healthcare issues. This summer she is focusing on Election Law with the RNLA, and ultimately, she hopes to pursue policy work on Capitol Hill.  

Join RNLA Today!

Access an invaluable network of fellow Republican lawyers through the RNLA as you begin your professional career and search for summer positions, clerkships, and other job opportunities. With the RNLA you can stay up-to-date on current Republican issues and events. Joining as a law school member is only $10 a year. Join or renew your Law Student Membership here today!

Join us in New York for the 2015 National Election Law Seminar
The 2015 National Election Law Seminar is a great opportunity to learn more about Campaign Finance and Election law.  This year the RNLA will feature Counsels to the Presidential Campaigns, where you can have the opportunity to meet the counsels and get involved in individual campaigns.  As a Law Student Member, you can receive special pricing for the Seminar.  Register for the Seminar here today!

Be sure and save the date for the 2016 National Policy Conference in DC May 6!