University of Pittsburgh

"Clerking in The Current Economy- A Good Idea?"

The Honorable Mark V. Holmes, United States Tax Court
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am1:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Rm 113
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

How can you improve your chances of finding a rewarding legal career? Is it a good idea to clerk in this economy? What is the value of clerkship to the clerk and the judge? The Honorable Mark V. Holmes will discuss those questions and his experience both in practice and civil service prior to his appointment as a judge. 

Born in Buffalo, New York, Judge Holmes received his B.A. from Harvard College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  He practiced in New York for many years before he went to serve as a Clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski, at U.S. Court of Appeal of the Ninth Circuit. By the end of his clerkship, Judge Holmes went into civil service in Washington as Counsel to Commissioners, United States International Trade Commission and was later appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General, at the Department of Justice, Tax Division. On June 30, 2003, Judge Holmes was appointed by President George W. Bush as Judge at the United States Tax Court. Lunch will be provided and RSVP is strongly recommended.

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This event is sponsored by the Office of Career Services and is part of its Judicial Clerkship Series. 

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