February 13, 2024

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

Please join ACS and The Appellate Project 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 Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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

Judge Latrice Westbrooks, Mississippi Court of Appeals

Carrie Montgomery, Senior Associate, WilmerHale; Development Committee Member and Mentor at The Appellate Project

Opening Remarks:
Thea Cohen, Director of Strategic Engagement, ACS