NAAG Welcomes Spring Supreme Court Fellows

The NAAG Supreme Court Fellows program gives state lawyers an opportunity to obtain direct and intensive hands-on exposure to Supreme Court practice. The Fellows come to D.C. for three- to four-month periods during the Court’s argument session. They watch oral arguments, participate in moot courts, prepare an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case, and draft the Report. The following Fellows joined NAAG for the spring term:

Mark Fowler is the assistant attorney general in the Montana Office of the Attorney General. In this role, he prosecutes death penalty cases in Montana state and federal trial courts, the Ninth Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, he also argues on behalf of the state in criminal and post-conviction appeals in the Montana Supreme Court. Mark has enjoyed a long tenure in this office where he previously worked in the Gambling Control Division. Prior to his current position, Mark worked as the assistant attorney general in the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General. Mark holds a BA in history from Jacksonville University. He is also a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law.

Margaret Paton-Walshis the assistant attorney general in the Alaska Office of the Attorney General. Margaret works in the Labor and State Affairs Section where she conducts employment litigation and does appellate work, including civil appeals before the Alaska Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit of Appeals. She also serves on the office appellate group, which reviews office appellate briefs and conducts moot courts. Previously, Margaret worked as an associate at Delany, Wiles, Hayes, Gerety, Ellis, Young, Inc., where she researched legal issues relating to employment law, oil and gas development and worker’s compensation. She holds a BA in history from the University of Durham in England, MA and PhD from The Ohio State University and University of Washington, respectively. She also obtained a JD from Harvard Law School.

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