February 22, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Eastern Time

Navigating the Clerkship Process for First-Generation & BIPOC Law Students

Please join ACS for a panel discussion aimed at demystifying judicial clerkships, specifically for First Generation and BIPOC law students. Participants will learn more about the clerkship process, why they should apply for a clerkship, the differences between a state and federal court clerkship, the qualities that judges look for in judicial clerks, and the day-to-day experience of being a clerk. Panelists will also provide best practices for navigating the clerkship application process and discuss the importance of increasing diversity in judicial clerkships.


Justice Anita Earls, Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network, New York University School of Law; Member, ACS National Board of Directors and Board of Academic Advisors

Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Moderated by:

Cheyenne Chambers, Attorney, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen

Closing Remarks by:

Jill Dash, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, ACS