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Purpose

Thomas G. Bost

In recent decades, the rising case load of the federal courts has created severe pressures on the federal judiciary. This has required judges to place greater responsibility on their personal law clerks. The purpose of the Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of judicial clerks. In consultation with several of the most highly respected judges in the United States, we have identified the subjects that new clerks most need to learn. The judicial faculty of the institute will give students much of the practical knowledge needed by every law clerk. This stellar faculty is expert in their subject areas and has vast experience in dealing with problems in those areas. We look forward to seeing you in March at this stimulating, informative seminar.

- Thomas G. Bost
Dean, Pepperdine School of Law