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Pepperdine Hosted 80 Federal Judicial Clerks

Pepperdine University School of Law hosted more than 80 judicial clerks from across the country for the 10th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute on March 18-20 in Malibu, California.

Each year, Pepperdine brings law graduates who have been accepted into federal judicial clerkship positions to its campus for the Byrne JCI. During the past decade, the Byrne JCI has trained more than 865 judicial clerks representing more than 130 law schools. Clerks have the opportunity to gain distinctive, comprehensive training by several of the most highly-respected judges in the U.S.

Judges spoke on topics such as the role of the law clerk, judicial clerkship ethics, legal writing for law clerks, and evidence issues from the judge's perspective. Friday’s schedule included a lecture by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Irvine School of Law, and Ken Starr, dean of Pepperdine’s School of Law on important recent and pending Supreme Court cases.

Later in the day, Pepperdine hosted the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Annual Lecture, entitled, Detention and the Constitution, with Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Commentators included Judge Harris Hartz, Judge Paul Friedman, Professor Bob Pushaw, Professor Akhil Amar, and Dean Starr.

Visit the Web site to learn more about the 10th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., Judicial Clerkship Institute.