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Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute

Each year, Pepperdine University School of Law brings law students from across the country to its campus for the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute (JCI). At JCI, students who have been accepted into federal judicial clerkship positions have the opportunity to gain distinctive, comprehensive training by federal judges. In the past eighteen years, students from more than 177 different law schools clerking for more than 794 different judges have attended the program, making it a unique resource for promoting the administration of justice in our federal courts.

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We are excited to invite you to join Pepperdine's 20th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute, a program dedicated to promoting justice and the federal judiciary through the training of law clerks.

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A Tribute

Judge Matt Byrne had a magnetic personality. At his memorial service, speakers noted that ever so many people thought they were Matt's best friend.

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Student Scholarships

Friends and family of JCI have come together to help raise $3 million dollars for an endowment that provides scholarships to students from around the nation who attend this conference. 

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Register Today

Registration for the 20th Annual JCI can be found here. 


Contact JCI

Stephanie Williams

Co-Director, Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute and Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, CA 90263
Phone: 310.506.7693


If you have questions concerning registration, travel, or housing, contact: Margaret Barfield at 310.506.4653, or margaret.barfield@pepperdine.edu.