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2017 Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

On May 30, 2017, 37 individuals were admitted to the Supreme Court Bar as part of the Younger Lawyer Division’s Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony. Admittees and guests had breakfast at the Supreme Court before being sworn in by the justices. Following the ceremony, attendees went on a private tour of the Library of Congress, courtesy of Elizabeth Pugh and the Library of Congress General Counsel staff.

2015 Summer Law Clerk Program

The Younger Lawyers Division’s Summer Law Clerk Program experienced another successful year, as approximately 300 students registered to participate. It began with a kick-off event at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. (pictured below). Over 150 students attended this event, which was highlighted by remarks from Hon. Sharon Prost (Chief Judge, Federal Circuit), Hon. Patricia Elaine Campbell-Smith (Chief Judge, Court of Claims), and Bridget Bailey Lipscomb (Assistant Director, Torts Branch, Department of Justice). Throughout the course of the program, students had the opportunity to visit 16 federal agencies to learn more about their various missions and the work of their general counsel. The program also allowed students to attend five panel discussions on legal careers in various federal areas and agencies, including tax law, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, Capitol Hill, and other adjudicative agencies. These panels were moderated by various FBA members. Overall, the feedback from the students showed that this year’s Program achieved its objectives by providing the students with meaningful information about various legal careers with the federal government and putting them in touch with potential contacts.


Joey Bowers and Jessica Toplin, both members of the National Board of Directors for the YLD, chaired this year’s Program, with the assistance of National Staff Member Marcellus Howard.



Joey Bowers
Jessica Toplin
2015 Summer Law Clerk Program Chairs

May 2015 Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony


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