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The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America welcomes applications to its third annual Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference, to be held February 23-25, 2023. The conference is open to individuals who have accepted a 2023-2024 federal clerkship (district court or court of appeals only) or a 2023-2024 state appellate court clerkship. The 2023 conference will take place in person on our campus. Conference details may be found here: Conference Details.
Over the course of the conference, conferees will receive opinion writing instruction from some of our nation's most distinguished members of the judiciary. They will also be guided through writing an appellate court opinion and will receive individual review and commentary on their work by our faculty, all judges or former judicial clerks themselves. Finally, each attendee will be eligible for the CSL Prize in Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing.
The currently scheduled faculty for the event (subject to addition and change) includes the following:
Judge Armando Bonilla, United States Court of Federal Claims
Judge Kathryn Davis, United States Court of Federal Claims
Judge Kyle Duncan, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Judge Ryan Holte: United States Court of Federal Claims
Judge Victor J. Wolski, United States Court of Federal Claims
Paul D. Clement, Esq., Clement and Murphy LLP
Their biographies can be found here: Faculty.
Direct all questions about the conference to Professor A.G. Harmon, Faculty Director of Bench and Bar Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.