WACO— November, 2019
Baylor Law hosted its Fourth Annual Judicial Reception as part of its ‘Clerkship Weekend’ on Friday, November 15, 2019. The event, which is attended each year by judges from the federal bench, is Baylor Law’s way of thanking the judges for hiring and mentoring Baylor Law students and graduates as judicial law interns and clerks. The annual reception also provides a unique opportunity for current students to interact and network with judges and their clerks while learning about the benefits of becoming a clerk.
Hon. Alan Albright, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas; Hon. Jeffrey Cureton, U.S. Magistrate Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas; Hon. Ed Kinkeade, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas; Hon. Amos L. Mazzant, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas; Hon. Christine A. Nowak, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas; Hon. Christopher H. Steger, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee; and Hon. Ignacio Torteya, III, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Texas; and Dean Brad Toben offered remarks and insight into the day-to-day work of judicial clerks and their important role in the legal system. The more than 50 Baylor Law students present were encouraged to apply for these prestigious roles.
“Our goal with Clerkship Weekend is to recognize the strong relationship we have with the judiciary and to inspire Baylor Law students to consider clerking,” said Angela Cruseturner, Assistant Dean of Career Development, who added, “A judicial clerkship offers an invaluable experience of training and mentorship with a federal judge. While we encourage all students to apply, we know the competition to obtain a clerkship is fierce. The Baylor Law Career Development Office stands ready to assist our students throughout the application process.”
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