Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference

In 2003, Robert E. Wone, then an associate at Covington & Burling LLP and a former law clerk to Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, wanted to introduce minority law students in the Greater Washington, D.C. area to the value of judicial internships and clerkships. Robert organized the inaugural Judicial Clerkship and Internship Conference, which was held at the Howard University School of Law.

In August 2006, shortly before Robert was to be sworn in as the President of Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area (APABA-DC), Robert was murdered. The Conference was renamed in his honor and memory.

Now an annual tradition for over a decade, the Conference continues to draw a diverse group of law students who are eager to gain a better understanding of the application and selection processes for clerkships and internships at all levels of the federal and state judiciaries.

AEF thanks the judges, law clerks, and volunteers for contributing their time and efforts to the Conference, as well as to the various law schools for hosting, and to the law firms, bar associations, and organizations that have been sponsoring partners throughout the years.

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2017 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 AM to 2:40 PM
Georgetown University Law Center
Lobby, Hotung International Law Building

FINAL PROGRAM

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Opening Remarks (9:15 a.m.)
Arun Rao (USAO Maryland)

Federal District Court Clerkships (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
Moderated by Yiyang Wu (AEF)

Judge Theodore D. Chuang (D. Md.)
Judge Rudolph Contreras (D.D.C.)

Federal and State Appellate Clerkships (10:15-11:00 a.m.)
Moderated by Andrew Sand (AEF)

Judge John R. Fisher (D.C. Court of Appeals)
Judge Todd M. Hughes (Fed. Cir.)
Judge Patricia A. Millett (D.C. Cir.)
Judge Sri Srinivasan (D.C. Cir.)

Break (11:00-11:15 a.m.)

Federal Special Court and Administrative Law Clerkships
Moderated by Nandu Machiraju (SABA)

Judge Paul B. Handy (D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings)
Judge Jeri Somers (Civilian Board of Contract Appeals)
Judge Emmett Soper (Arlington Immigration Court)
Judge Vytas V. Vergeer (D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings)

Break (12:00-12:10 p.m.)

Lunch with Former Appellate Clerks (12:10-12:55 p.m.)
Moderated by Minsuk Han (AEF)

Ericka Aiken (former Sixth Circuit, E.D. Virginia., and D.C. Court of Appeals law clerk)
Sanjiv Laud (former Eighth Circuit and Federal Circuit law clerk)
Rukku Singla (former Fourth Circuit and N.D. Ohio law clerk)
Candice Wong (former U.S. Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit law clerk)

Break (12:55-1:00 p.m.)

State Trial and Superior Clerkships (1:00-1:45 p.m.)
Moderated by Judge Shelly Mulkey (HBA-DC)

Magistrate Judge Errol R. Arthur (D.C. Superior Court)
Judge Laura A. Cordero (D.C. Superior Court)
Magistrate Judge Kenia Seoane Lopez (D.C. Superior Court)
Judge John Tran (Fairfax County Circuit Court)

Federal District & State Trial Court Law Clerks (1:45-2:30 p.m.)
Moderated by Jaya Saxena (APABA-DC)

Bindi Bhagat (former D. Maryland and U.S. Court of Federal Claims law clerk)
Lisa Man (former Charles County Circuit Court law clerk)
Jazzirelle Sepulveda (former E.D. Virginia law clerk)
Carol Wong (former W.D. Tennessee law clerk)

Closing Remarks (2:30 p.m.)
Professor Erica Hashimoto (Georgetown University Law Center)

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Sponsoring Organizations:
Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
South Asian Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Georgetown University Law Center (GULC)
GULC Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC
Williams & Connolly LLP

Previous Conferences:

2016 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference

2015 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference

2014 Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference