The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America welcomes applications to its
first annual Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference, to be held _______________, 2021.
The conference is open to individuals who have accepted a 2021-2022 judicial clerkship.
The two-day conference will commence with a welcoming dinner on the evening of
Thursday______ where opening remarks will be delivered by _________________.
Over the following two days, attendees will receive opinion writing instruction from some of
our countries most distinguished members of the judiciary. They will also be guided through
writing an actual appellate court opinion based on a federal question and will receive individual
review and commentary on their work by our faculty, all judges or former judicial clerks
themselves. Biographies of the speakers and faculty are here: Speakers and Faculty
This is the only judicial clerkship conference in the country devoted solely to the instruction in
opinion writing and is a valuable means by which rising clerks can learn practical skills, gain
professional insights, and meet and interact with fellow clerks and distinguished judges from
around the country.
All events will take place at The Columbus School of Law, and the schedule of events can be
found here (hyperlink)
Applications are competitive and the number of available slots is limited. Applicants will be
notified of their acceptance until the limit of attendees is reached. Applications must be
received no later than _____________. The application form and submission address are
located here: Application.
All transportation and accommodation expenses will be covered by The Columbus School of
Law. Information on arrangements is located here: Hotel & Accomodations.
All meals will be provided at the law school.
Attendees must only provide their own laptop computers; all other materials will be provided
by the conference.
Direct all questions about the conference to _______________.