The Nashville Chapter and Vanderbilt University Law School Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society presented:
Demystifying Judicial Clerkships: What Clerking Is Really About
- David Cañas, Shareholder, Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, PC; Former Law Clerk, The Honorable Hewitt P. Tomlin, Jr., Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals, The Honorable David R. Farmer, Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals
- Sarah Devlin, Law Clerk, The Honorable John T. Nixon, Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- Amy Harwell, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Office of the Federal Public Defender; Former Law Clerk, The Honorable Jerry L. Smith, Judge, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
- Alexandria V. Lee, Associate, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP; Former Law Clerk, The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, The Honorable Raymond A. Jackson, Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Why is everyone so wild about judicial clerkships? How will a clerkship help me in my career? And what do judicial law clerks actually do? Four law clerks -- past and present, state and federal, trial court and court of appeals, now in public-interest and law firm practice -- talked about why they chose to clerk, how they got their clerkships, and what they have meant for their later careers.