February 12, 2024

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Navigating the Clerkship Process for Law Students of Color and First-Generation Law Students (Co-Sponsored by The Appellate Project)


Please join ACS for a panel discussion aimed at demystifying judicial clerkships, specifically for law students of color and first-generation law students. Participants will learn more about the clerkship process, whether they should apply for a clerkship, the differences between state, federal, trial, and appellate clerkships, 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.


Judge Latrice Westbrooks, Mississippi Court of Appeals 

Judge Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 

Judge Kenia Seoane Lopez, Superior Court of the District of Columbia 


Carrie Montgomery, Senior Associate, WilmerHale

This conversation is open to all. It will be recorded and the recording will be available to ACS members.