March 28, 2024

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Eastern Time

UC Law Pathways to the Bench

College of Law, Room 170, Cincinnati, OH

The University of Cincinnati College of Law ACS chapter is organizing a “Pathways to the Bench” event to take place on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30-7:30pm at the College of Law. This event will start with a panel of local judges who will discuss their “path to the bench,” advice they have for students interested in pursuing judgeships, and clerkship opportunities that exist for students interested in working in a judge’s chambers. The panel will be followed by a dinner where students and local judges, magistrates, and clerks will have the opportunity to connect with one another.

Featured Panelists:

Professor Fanon Rucker (Moderator), Attorney at the Cochran Firm; retired Hamilton County Municipal Court judge

Judge Marilyn Zayas, First District Court of Appeals  

Judge Pierre Bergeron, First District Court of Appeals


Judge Donte Johnson, Hamilton County Municipal Court

Judge Christopher Wagner, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court

Michael Fahy, First District Court of Appeals Law Clerk