Pepperdine Caruso Law Hosts 22nd Annual Judicial Clerkship Institute
Pepperdine Caruso Law hosted the 22nd Annual Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute Conference on March 11-12. Over 4,000 judicial clerks and federal attorneys participated in the conference, which was held remotely. The event was presented by the Federal Judicial Center in cooperation with the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute at Caruso Law. At the Judicial Clerkship Institute, sitting federal law clerks and law students who have been accepted into federal judicial clerkship positions have the opportunity to gain distinctive, comprehensive training by federal judges, and to share wisdom and professional insight.
More than 20 federal judges and court professionals participated in the conference this year. The presenters generously provided current and future federal law clerks with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful as term and career law clerks.
One of the conference's highlights was Caruso Law Professor Barry McDonald and U.C. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's annual Supreme Court review, in which they discussed key cases selected to be heard this term in the United States Supreme Court. The conference's keynote address, titled "A Thumb on the Scale: Balancing the Scales of Justice," was delivered by Honorable Bernice Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Dean Paul Caron and Judicial Clerkship Institute Director Stephanie Rae Williams both spoke at the conference and mentioned how much they are looking forward to seeing everyone in person at the Caruso Law campus in 2023.
Additional information on the Wm. Matthew Bourne, Jr. Judicial Clerkship Institute may be found at Judicial Clerkship Institute.