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Pegasus Scholarships


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

"The Pegasus Scholarship is a symbol of the shared heritage and enduring bonds of mutual friendship between the American and English Inns of Court. Pegasus Scholars stand at the intersection of American and English law, and are offered a unique opportunity to explore the differences and similarities between both legal systems. As a Pegasus Scholar, you will experience London in a way that is impossible for ordinary travelers. You will see the city through the eyes of some of its most successful barristers. You will debate the merits of American law and procedure with some of London's most accomplished judges. You will make lifelong friends, and share unforgettable experiences. When you return, you will do so with more knowledge, practical experience, and business and personal relationships than when you left. The Pegasus Scholarship is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I urge you to consider applying today." --Ryan C. Cicoski, 2014 American Inns of Court Pegasus Scholar

"To work, live, and study in the country that gave us so much of our own legal history, and which continues to influence our legal experience was extraordinary. And the experience didn't stop there--to meet with judges and lawyers in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, law students, debates, the opportunity to work on active cases, learn about British law, included in activities at the Inns of Court, and be a part of the British legal tradition was remarkable. While I knew that the Pegasus Scholarship would be phenomenal, I had no idea just how profound the experience would be. The Pegasus is a true fellowship experience, and I know of no other opportunity that could possibly come close to what the Pegasus offers. Indeed, the phrase 'life-changing' doesn't quite say it." --Michael Lopez, 2014 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