Oct. 20, 2014 | Volume XXII, Issue 10

Eight law students to become judicial clerks

Published: March 29th, 2010

Category: Awards, Feature, Students

Eight law students have been selected by federal and state judges to serve as clerks upon graduation from UF Law.

A judicial clerkship is a prestigious, paid position for a law graduate, who is employed by a judge to assist with research, writing, and review of opinions and orders, usually for a one- or two-year period.

Many times, the judicial clerk will have first completed a judicial externship for the particular judge who then hires the law student for the law clerk position upon graduation. A judicial clerkship is a great way to begin a legal career and opens many employment doors upon completion. Judicial clerkships are available in both the federal and state courts.

Congratulations to the following May 2010/2011 graduates who will begin their legal careers as federal and Florida Supreme Court judicial law clerks:

  • Ryan Eastmoore, Senior Judge Susan Bucklew, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Jeffrey Fabian, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Jenkins, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Andres Healy, Circuit Judge Richard Tallman, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Anne McAdams, Chief Judge Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Jon Philipson, Chief Judge Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Jessica Swann, Senior Judge G. Kendall Sharp, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Erica Tate, Judge Charles R. Wilson, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Jay Yagoda, Justice Barbara J. Pariente, Florida Supreme Court

Make plans to attend the two upcoming judicial clerkship programs: March 30 at noon in HOL 345 to learn about the process from obtaining letters of recommendation to applying to accepting an offer and on April 6 at noon in room TBA to gain perspective from federal judicial law clerks. Please be aware that the judicial application process typically is accomplished over one year in advance, so don’t miss out on great opportunities by missing critical deadlines. 2L’s apply during summer 2010 for positions beginning fall 2011.

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