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The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America welcomes applications to its second annual Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference, to be held February 24-26, 2022. The conference is open to individuals who have accepted a 2022-2023 federal clerkship (district court or court of appeals) or a 2022-2023 state appellate court clerkship. The 2022 conference is currently planned to take place in person on our campus. Conference details may be found here: Conference Details
Over the course of the conference, conferees will receive opinion writing instruction from some of our nation's most distinguished members of the judiciary. They will also be guided through writing an appellate court opinion and will receive individual review and commentary on their work by our faculty, all judges or former judicial clerks
themselves. Finally, each attendee will be eligible for the CSL Prize in Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing.
The currently scheduled faculty for the event (subject to addition and change) includes the following:
Judge Kathryn Davis, United States Court of Federal Claims
Judge Kyle Duncan, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Their biographies can be found here: Faculty.
Direct all questions about the conference to Professor A.G. Harmon, Faculty Director of Bench and Bar Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.