20th Annual Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute
March 12-13, 2020
Message from the Director
I regret to inform you that our 20th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute, scheduled for March 12-13, 2020, has been canceled.
Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), several of our participants have been advised not to travel by air by the Federal Judicial Center and several other federal agencies, including the National Institute of Health.
At this time, none of the University's US campuses is under any immediate threat from COVID-19, and there are no known COVID-19 cases on any of our campuses. However, since a large percentage of participants is unable to attend, we have made this difficult decision to cancel this year's event.
We will send more details about this cancelation in the coming days, but for now, we want to thank you all for your willingness to be a part of JCI. We hope to see you next year!
We invite you to join us for Pepperdine's 20th Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute, a program dedicated to promoting justice and the federal judiciary through training federal judicial law clerks. Every spring, federal judges and professors from across the country gather at Pepperdine and generously dedicate their time to providing current and future federal law clerks with the skills they need to become effective law clerks. The wisdom they share during the program is invaluable.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Federal Judicial Center, who sponsors career clerks to attend the conference. We invite term law clerks who will be beginning federal clerkships to enroll. Through the kindness of former law clerks and other friends of Judge Byrne, and also through Pepperdine University, we have travel scholarships available for a limited number of new clerks who would like to attend. We deeply appreciate the continued support of judges, professors, clerks, and students who have helped make this conference a success for nearly two decades. We look forward to meeting you.
Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Co-Director, Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute
"The goal of this institute is to equip law clerks to make significant and valuable contributions to the judges for whom they work and the judiciary as a whole."
Deanell Reece Tacha
Former Pepperdine Caruso Law Dean
Former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Any law student or law graduate who has been selected for or has entered a clerkship is eligible to attend.
Every spring federal judges and
professors from across the country gather
at Pepperdine and generously dedicate their
time to providing current and future federal
law clerks with the skills they need to
become effective law clerks.