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Pepperdine University School of Law's TwelfTH Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute
March 15 - 16, 2012

Message from the Director

Pepperdine's Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute continues its close ties with the federal judiciary as we welcome
with excitement our new dean, Deanell Reece Tacha, formerly with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. We are so pleased to be working with the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) in order to offer special sessions for bankruptcy clerks and career clerks. This year, the FJC will sponsor 40 career clerks and the ABI will sponsor 25 bankruptcy clerks. We hope to enroll not more than 90 federal term clerks from across the country who will be beginning a federal clerkship at the appellate, district, or magistrate court level. Through the generosity of Judge Byrne's former law clerks and other friends of the Judge and Pepperdine University, we have travel scholarship money available to fund a limited number of new clerks from other law schools. We appreciate the continued support of students, current federal clerks, judges, and professors who help make this conference great, year after year.

Shelley Ross Saxer
Professor of Law
Former Judicial Clerk for Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr.
Director, Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute