March 11, 2011
Selected Students Prepare for Summer Clerkship
~ written by Megan M. Goeser
The Minorities in the Law Committee is happy to announce that 27 law students have been selected to participate in the 2011 Minority Clerkship Program. Each participant underwent a rigorous formal selection process, including submission of an application, personal statement, academic recommendation letters, grade qualification, a writing examination, and an interview with local attorneys. The 2011 clerkship class consists of first and second year law students from Moritz College of Law and Capital University Law School.
As part of the program, the participants will be attending a half-day orientation to further prepare for their summer clerkship experience on Saturday, March 12. The Minorities in the Law Committee members have created a new orientation program that strives to be both an informative and engaging learning experience for each participant, consisting of lectures, panels and breakout sessions on legal ethics, etiquette and practical writing strategies. The orientation program is the result of the dedication of committee members to provide an innovative and meaningful learning experience, while incorporating feedback from past and present participating employers to ensure that the program continues to contribute to the central Ohio legal community. Panelists include local attorneys from both the private and public sector who will share their own experiences and provide guidance to the participants. They include Jennifer Adair, Karim Ali, Candice Christon, James Ervin, Megan Goeser, Stephanie Hanna, Asim H. Haque, Mark Hatcher, Vicki Jenkins, Lisa Kathumbi, Kelvin Lawrence, Alvin E. Mathews Jr., Andre Porter, Anthony Sharett, and Jameel Turner.
Break-out sessions will focus on the common issues or pitfalls of summer clerks and how to successfully maneuver through the clerkship experience. The Minorities in the Law Committee members will continue to support and work with each of the participants throughout their summer clerkship. The Committee would like to thank all attorneys who have volunteered their time to make the 2011 Minority Clerkship Program a success. Questions may be directed to Annette Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org.