Villanova Law School Honored by American Bar Association
Villanova Law School Honored for Participation and Commitment to Diversity in the American Bar Association’s Judicial Clerkship Program
Villanova Law School was honored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the ABA Judicial Division in the recognition of Villanova’s long-standing support of the participation in the ABA’s Judicial Clerkship (JCP) Program. JCP is the ABA’s premiere pipeline diversity initiative. Villanova Law School signed on as partner in the program at its creation ten years ago, and has participated each year since, by, among other things, funding student attendance at the annual conference held in connection with the ABA’s midyear meeting. At the conference, students participate in workshops focusing on clerking and the clerkship process, and have the opportunity to network with judges and other practicing lawyers.
Dwight Bailey’11 participated in the Judicial Clerkship program in the fall semester of 2009. “I found the accessibility that the participants had to the numerous judges who participated in this program to be one of the most valuable assets of the program. The judges made it clear that a post-graduate judicial clerkship is an invaluable stepping stone regardless of what legal career a person desires,” said Bailey.