McGeorge School of Law

Manning Will Clerk For Justice Kennard

April 15, 2010

Lauren Manning, '11, has accepted a prestigious externship with the California Supreme Court and will clerk for Justice Joyce Kennard in the fall semester of her final year at McGeorge.

Justice Kennard is the longest-serving jurist on the California Supreme Court. Since her appointment by Governor George Deukmejian in April 1989, she has received countless honors and awards. Justice Kennard has also proven herself a tireless defender of individual civil rights and a fearless dissenter when faced with a majority rule that does not reflect her interpretation of law.

McGeorge places many continuing students every year in judicial clerkships at the state Superior Court and Court of Appeal levels. More than 10 graduates each year earn clerkships in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeals.

Richard Huff, '78, was one of the first McGeorge graduates to work for the state high court. He served as an attorney-law clerk for Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird for more than two years in the mid 1980s. In his final year of law school, Jerone English, '81, served an externship in the California Supreme Court chambers of the late Justice Stanley Mosk.