2014 Shaping the Future

Law students land prominent clerkships

Andrew Blumberg

Andrew Blumberg

Amanda Stein

Amanda Stein

Alisha Johnson

Alisha Johnson

Students jumpstart corporate law careers

Andrew Blumberg and Amanda Stein have landed coveted clerkships with the Delaware Court of Chancery. “When it comes to corporate law, a clerkship in Delaware is the proverbial brass ring,” said Hillary Sale, Walter D. Coles Professor of Law.

Approximately 75 percent of the caseload of the Delaware Chancery Court is composed of corporate cases, many dealing with sophisticated financial transactions.

Blumberg will put both his JD and MBA degrees to work in his clerkship with the newly appointed chancellor in Delaware, Andre Bouchard.

“This is an incredible learning opportunity,” Blumberg said. “It is a chance to be immersed in the type of law that I will be practicing, and to understand how the chancellor of the court, a court that I envision practicing in front of, approaches and decides cases.”

Stein will be clerking for Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock.

“When I started law school, all I knew was I wanted to be a lawyer,” Stein said. “With the benefit of the law school’s broad offering of courses, I’ve honed in on my interest in corporate law.”

Both Blumberg and Stein credit Sale for their clerkships. “Professor Sale has given me incredible insight into the field of corporate governance,” Stein said.

“Without Wash U, and particularly Professor Sale,” said Blumberg, “I would not have this opportunity.”

Student scores two major clerkships

Alisha Johnson, after earning her JD from the School of Law, will clerk for Judge S. James Otero, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles, Calif.) in 2014-15. The next year she will clerk for Judge Eric L. Clay, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Detroit, Mich.).

“Going forward, I am excited and honored to work with and learn from these two great legal minds. My education at Wash U Law has challenged, enlightened and fortified me, and I am planning to put my skills and knowledge to good work by contributing to​ our justice system,” Johnson said.

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