BYU Law Students Placed in Judicial Clerkships
Mike Cannon, Justice Thomas Lee, Utah Supreme Court
This year, Mike Cannon will be completing a clerkship for Justice Thomas Lee of the Utah Supreme Court. He described the chance to clerk for Justice Lee as “an intellectually stimulating and rewarding challenge.” He had the opportunity to learn from Justice Lee as a 1L and also to complete an externship with him as a 2L.
Cannon recognized the faculty at BYU Law School as extremely helpful in completing the process of obtaining a clerkship. He specifically mentioned Professor Moore, Justice Lee, Professor Gedicks, Professor Jones, and Dean Smith as instrumental in the clerkship application process.
This clerkship has already been instrumental in opening other avenues for Cannon. Following his clerkship with Justice Lee, Cannon will spend a year in Washington D.C. as a clerk for Judge Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is also planning to apply for a clerkship for the U.S. Supreme Court the following year.
Jackie Bosshardt, Judge Kenneth Ripple, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Jackie Bosshardt will complete a clerkship for Judge Kenneth Ripple of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Even before entering law school, Bosshardt worked as a paralegal under attorneys who all completed clerkships prior to beginning their practice. When she decided to attend law school, she also hoped for a clerkship following graduation.
Bosshardt said the faculty clerkship committee was instrumental in helping her achieve this opportunity, particularly her mentor Professor Jones and assistant Adrian Selle. Bosshardt also appreciated Professors Jones and Shima Baradaran for interview tips, Professor Gedicks for being a reference, and Professor Reese Hansen, who recently retired, for his letter of recommendation and support through the application process.
Bosshardt commented, “I love the practice of law, and hope that this experience will help me become a better advocate and contributing member of the bar.”
Posted:March 16, 2012