Eric Tung, '10, Selected for Bristow Fellowship

Eric Tung, '10, Selected for Bristow Fellowship
Lynn Safranek
Law School Office of Communications
December 6, 2010

The University of Chicago Law School would like to congratulate Eric C. Tung, ’10, on his selection for the highly competitive Bristow Fellowship in the Solicitor General’s Office.

“We are so proud to see Eric’s hard work pay off in this achievement,” said Abbie Willard, Associate Dean for Career Services and Public Initiatives. “He was an excellent student while he was here, and he will be a valuable contributor to the Solicitor General’s Office.”

Tung, who currently clerks for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, was among four people nationwide to be chosen to serve in the one-year fellowship. As a Bristow Fellow, Tung will assist the Solicitor General’s Office in its main tasks supervising and conducting government litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court. Applicants must have excellent academic records.

Considering the long odds at being selected, Tung said he almost didn’t apply. However, the easy application process led him to think he had nothing to lose. Tung said more Chicago Law students should take a chance on applying for the Bristow.

“My goal is to learn as much as I can as quickly as possible,” he said. “I look forward to working wi